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LETTERS REQUESTING EXEMPTION FROM WEARING A FACE MASK - YOU DON'T HAVE TO PROVIDE THEM.

Date sent: Tuesday 14 July 2020

All Senior Partners and Practice managers

 

Dear Colleagues

After the government finally decided to make wearing a face covering in a shop compulsory from 25th July it did not take long for a practice to get a request for a letter of exemption. The LMC consulted the GPC and received the following reply. "We specifically raised this with NHSE and there is full agreement that GPs should not be approached to write these. We would encourage practices to decline... It is actually rather difficult to envisage any circumstance in which the wearing of a face mask would be genuinely medically contra-indicated."

 

We hope this is helpful 

Kind Regards

Jill

Jill Hellens

Executive Director

Somerset LMC

TEL: 01823 331428

Fax:01823 338561

www.somersestlmc.co.uk

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