Face Coverings 

For the safety of all our staff and patients, we kindly request that all patients aged 11 and above wear a face covering when attending the surgery (this can be a face mask, a scarf, bandana or handkerchief). For ideas from the BBC on how to make a face covering click here.

image of person wearing a face mask


Face Mask Exemption Requests

In England, you must by law wear a face covering on public transport and in shops and supermarkets as of 24 July 2020.

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.

Lime Tree Surgery will not be providing exemption letters to patients.

Published: Sep 25, 2020