COVID19 - Patient Information
We are now operating in a new way to provide healthcare services to our patients. This is to reduce the risk of spreading the virus whilst protecting our staff and patients.
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In-Work Support Service - Are you in employment/self employed and need help?
In these challenging times, RCS are working hard to support people at work, bringing people together in a virtual community of support. You might be feeling anxious or stressed about the current situation, struggling to deal with changes at work, or feeling isolated working from home.
Face Masks, Coverings and Exemption Letters
We are aware that some patients might be understandably anxious about the UK Government’s recent announcements around the use of face masks in various public settings. This does not apply to Wales, but may in the future. Therefore it is important to be aware that GPs are unfortunately not in a position to provide individual risk assessments or letters for patients who feel that they should be exempt from wearing a face mask.
The UK government guidance on exemptions suggests there is no requirement for evidence for exemption therefore it is sufficient for an individual to self-declare this. The responsibility for issuing exemptions lies with the transport provider not your GP. Similarly, practices are under no obligation to provide letters of support for anyone who does not fall under the list of exemptions but considers them to have another reason to be exempted.
UK Government advice on the use of face coverings can be found here:
We hope that this guidance provides some reassurance for you on this issue.