Wearing a face covering in shops and supermarkets in England will also become mandatory from Friday 24th July. This is in addition to wearing one on public transport which has been mandatory for some time now.
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 covering.
The government guidance on exemptions suggests there is no requirement for evidence for exemption; therefore, it is sufficient for an individual to self-declare this.
Government advice on the use of face coverings can be found here: