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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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Getting to Woodlands Surgery:
- Bus routes 286, 386, 188, 180, 177 and 129 all stop close by to the surgery (King William Lane/Tyler Street) and are well within walking distance.
- Parking is not possible directly outside the surgery but there are numerous public parking spaces surrounding the surgery.

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Getting to Charlton Road Surgery:
- Bus routes such as the 422, 53, 54, 202, 286, 380 and 108 all stop at Blackheath Royal Standard, which is well within a five minute walk of the surgery.
- The 380 bus route also stops on Bramshot Avenue. However, this stop is not recommended for patients less able to walk as it is situated on a slope.
- Parking on Eastcombe Avenue (parallel to the surgery) is permitted. However, parking along Charlton Road is for permit-holders only.


 
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