Whitby Health Partnership

Whitby Health Partnership

114 Chester Road, Whitby, Ellesmere Port, CH65 6TG

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NHS

0151 355 6144

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Face Masks & Who is Excempt

In England, you must by law wear a face covering in the following settings:

  • Public Transport
  • Shops and Supermarkets as of 24th July 2020

In settings where face coverings are mandated in England, there are some circumstances, for health, age or equality reasons, whereby people are not expected to wear face coverings in these settings. Please be mindful and respectful of such circumstances noting that some people are less able to wear face coverings.

We are aware that some patients might be understandably anxious about the Government’s recent announcements around the use of face masks in various public settings.  GPs are unfortunately not in a position to provide individual risk assessments or letters for patients who feel that they should be exempt from wearing a face mask.

The government guidance on exemptions suggests there is no requirement for evidence for exemption therefore it is sufficient for an individual to self-declare this.

Further information can be found on facemasks and exemptions can be found on various platforms including the ones below

Disability Horizons

Keepsafe UK Guidence & Exemption Cards

Exemption Cards