The Practice is still reducing the footfall through the Practice to protect you and our staff. If you require an appointment the receptionist will book you a telephone video consultations, if the clinician feels you need to attend the practice they will arrange this for you.
As you are aware there is now an obligation for people using public transport to wear face masks.
As of the 15th June 2020 there is now also a requirement for workers within certain public sectors to wear face masks within the work environment.
If you feel that you are unable to wear a face mask for personal or medical reasons, then it is not a requirement for your GP to provide any written evidence that excludes you from wearing a mask.
The requirement to wear masks is for your protection and also to protect other individuals in your vicinity.
If you are unable to wear a face mask then you will need to find an alternative form of transport rather than public transport and if this is required in your work environment, then you will need to discuss this with your employer, but in both instances it is not for your GP to provide a letter.
It’s okay not to be okay
In this difficult time, if you are feeling low and need help or don’t know where to turn PLEASE contact one of the following helpline or us 01706 393 000 (your GP surgery). You are not alone and there is always someone to help.
- MIND 0300 123 3393
- PAPYRUS 0800 068 4141
- SAMARITIANS 116 123
- Thinking Ahead 01706 751 180
- NHS 111 or 999 (emergencies only)