Face Masks/Coverings

Exemptions and when they must be worn

Face Masks/Coverings

Posted: 8 July; updated 29 July 2020 · Practice news

From Friday 10 July it became mandatory to wear a face mask/covering in shops and indoor public areas, including our surgery.

However, please remember that some people will be exempt, and don't have to wear a face mask or covering, including some of our staff.

Please be respectful to other patients and staff as always, and remember the 2 metre social distancing rule.

Please arrive at the time of your appointment as you will not be permitted to sit in the waiting room if you are too early.

We have hand sanitisers available for you to use within the practice.

Please note your GP is unable to provide exemption letters for face coverings to patients - you do not need to prove you are exempt from wearing one. You need only advise, if asked, that you have a health condition or disability which means that you cannot wear a face covering.

However, if it would make you feel more confident when going out, you can request a face coverings exemption card from http://exempt.scot/ to show you are exempt.

Please visit https://disabilityequality.scot/face-covering/ to find out more about this and other exemption cards.

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Further Information

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You can read more about face coverings moving out of lockdown on the Scottish Government website.

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Academy Medical Centre

We are one of the largest GP practices in Tayside, Scotland, with approximately 10,000 patients on our list.

The surgery is open Monday to Friday from 8am - 6pm (except public holidays).

Academy Medical Centre
Academy Street
Forfar
DD8 2HA
Tel: 01307 462316
Email: academymc.tayside@nhs.scot