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Mask Exemptions for Aircraft – What you need to know

Posted on December 9th, 2022

MASK EXEMPTION FOR AIRCRAFT

Dear patients

We have recently been made aware that airlines are directing you to your GP to get medical certificates/letter/notes to exempt you from wearing a face covering on the aircraft.

YOUR GP/NURSE WILL NOT BE PROVIDING THIS.

Please respect that we are extremely busy with an already overbearing workload and your GP’s and healthcare professionals are NOT in a position to facilitate these requests.

The British Medical Society are currently speaking with government to stop the airlines from sending out these communications to the public.

Source pulse magazine: ‘The BMA has said the Government should remind travel companies that people do not require proof from a doctor, ‘especially amid the huge workload pressures facing practices, and as overseas travel increases over the summer’.

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