Coronavirus Resources

Latest Update: 22 July 2020

Face Mask Exemptions

We have produced this guidance as a result of the government’s recent announcement on the use of face coverings in various public places.

It is understandable that the general public may be anxious about this, however, GPs are not contractually obliged or in a position to provide exemption letters or certificates for patients who believe they should be exempt from wearing a face covering.

The guidance suggests there is no requirement for the public to provide evidence, medical or otherwise, for exemption therefore a self declaration from the individual should be sufficient.

GP practices are under no obligation to provide letters of support for anyone who does not fall under the list of exemptions but considers them to have another reason to be exempted.

For more information, please see this page on the GOV.UK website.


Previous Update: 1 June 2020

Guidance Note for Shielding Patients

For patients who are currently shielding, please read the following document from the Sefton Local Medical Committee:

Guidance Note for Patients: Returning to work, “shielding” from Covid-19 infection and isolating with symptoms.

You can also download the above document as a PDF file.


GOV.UK - main government information hub

For the most up-to-date guidance and support on Coronavirus (COVID-19), please visit the official government website. This is the main webpage to visit for all coronavirus information, containing links, resources, guidance and materials for healthcare workers and members of the public alike:

NHS advice for everyone

The latest NHS information and advice about coronavirus. Including advice for those at high risk, checking for symptoms and what to do:

Coronavirus: Stay Alert, Control the Virus, Save Lives

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