FACE COVERING GUIDANCE
From today, Monday 15th June 2020, it is mandatory to wear facial coverings on public transport.
On the 24th July 2020 it will also be mandatory to wear face masks in shops too.
As per the government guidelines:
Anyone over the age of 3yrs MUST wear a face covering when they come to the Practice.
You will be expected to provide your own face covering and it is to be worn at all times whilst inside the surgery premises.
A cloth face covering should cover your nose and mouth while allowing you to breathe comfortably. It can be as simple as a scarf or bandana tied behind the head (see video at the end of this page).
Please visit: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/how-to-wear-and-make-a-cloth-face-covering
To find out;
- when you can take your mask off
- to learn about different types of masks
- how to be safe wearing a mask
- if you’re exempt from wearing a mask
Being Exempt from Wearing a Face Mask
Some people can’t wear a face mask or covering because of a disability or severe distress.
To see if you are exempt and to download an exemption card, please click here to open up exemption cards or select the document at the bottom of this page). Please note that the GP's cannot write individual letters about being unable to wear face coverings.
Official Government Advice
Follow the link below to get more information on:
- What is a face covering?
- The reason for using face coverings
- How to wear a face covering
- When to wear a face covering
- Exemptions to wearing a face covering where they are mandated
- Face coverings at work
- Buying and selling face coverings
- Making your own face covering
- Maintaining and disposing of face coverings
Please follow this link for the official government advice: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/face-coverings-when-to-wear-one-and-how-to-make-your-own/face-coverings-when-to-wear-one-and-how-to-make-your-own
How to wear a face covering (BBC Video)