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Supplying face mask exemption letters to patients

Practices are reporting increases in requests from patients for letters of exemption to wearing face masks in various public settings.

The Government guidance suggests there is no requirement for evidence for exemption. It should be sufficient for someone to declare that they are eligible for an exemption direct with the person questioning them (eg bus driver).

Practices are therefore not required to provide letters of support for those who fall under the list of exemptions, or to those who do not fall under the list of exemptions.

Some transport providers are providing evidence of exemptions themselves, see for example this information from First Bus and Arriva.

CORONAVIRUS UPDATE

 

From 30/03/2020  Charlton Road Surgery will be closed temporarily  until further notice.

THE SURGERY DOORS WILL REMAIN CLOSED

Dear All,

In view of Covid- 19 (Coronavirus ) we are taking urgent measures to protect patients and staff. Limiting face to face encounters. As such, from 16/03/2020:

-Total telephone triage

- No Walk-ins(GP doors will be closed )

-Face to face appointments by invite only

If FEVER AND /OR NEW CONTINOUS COUGH( EVEN IF MILD)

SELF-ISOLATE FOR 7 DAYS

(no need to contact 111 or GP surgery)

call 111 - if symptoms worsening or not improved after 7 days

call 999 in emergency

 

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Frognal Avenue
Sidcup
Kent DA14 6LT
Tel: 020 8302 2678

 

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Stadium Road
Woolwich
London SE18 4QH

Tel: 020 8836 6000 

 
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Farnborough Common
Orpington
Kent BR6 8ND

Tel: 01689 863000

 

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Guys & St Thomas:  Tele  020 7188 7188

King's College Hospital
Denmark Hill
London
SE5 9RS
 
Tel +44 (0)20 3299 9000
Fax: 020 3299 3445
 
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