The government guidance on exemption suggests there is no requirement for evidence for exemption, therefore it is sufficient for an individual to self-declare this.
Government advise on the use of face covering can be found here:
The NHS is well prepared for outbreaks of new infectious diseases and has put in place measures to ensure the safety of all patients and NHS staff while also ensuring services are available to the public as normal.
In order to minimise the potential spread of illness and to protect our staff and other patients we have taken the decision to screen all patients before offering an appointment. You will be asked some simple questions about your travel history, whether you have any respiratory symptoms and a reason for requesting the appointment. Some patients may then be offered a telephone triage consultation before a face to face appointment is booked.
We are working hard to maintain a service for all of our patients and very much appreciate your patience and assistance at this time.
If you have symptoms of cold or flu, dry cough, shortness of breath or fever do not attend the Practice. If you think you have been exposed to Coronavirus please access NHS 111 Online https://111.nhs.uk/service/covid-19 for further advice.
Please DO NOT ATTEND the Practice unless instructed to do so.
Online appointments have temporarily been suspended due to the coronavirus.
Please be advised to follow the public health advice on the NHS website.
The surgery is open from 8.00am – 18.30pm Monday, Tuesday Thursday and Friday. Wednesday opening is from 8.00am – 13.00pm.
Consultations are normally by appointment as follows:
Monday 09:00 – 12:00; 14:45 – 17:50
Tuesday 09:00 – 12:00; 14:45 – 17:50
Wednesday 09:00 – 12:00
Thursday 09:00 – 12:00; 14:45 – 17:50
Friday 09:00 – 12:00; 14:45 – 17:50
If you have a medical emergency outside of normal surgery hours –
Alternatively, the doctor may ask you to attend an emergency centre where you can consult them. If you are unable to travel and the doctor is satisfied as to the seriousness of the emergency, they will be able to arrange a home visit at their discretion.
Our nearest Out-of-hours Centre is the Badger Clinic at Heartlands Hospital.