EasyJet asking for doctor’s letters for face mask exemptions

We are aware that EasyJet are asking passengers who believe themselves to be exempt from wearing face masks on public transport, are to bring a signed doctor’s letter or medical certificate. The airline’s guidance can be viewed here.

There is no legal requirement for anybody to provide medical evidence that they are exempt from wearing a mask. Producing such evidence on behalf of patients is not core GP activity, nor is it a good use of GP time in the midst of a pandemic.

The Government’s list of reasons people are exempt from wearing masks can be viewed here. For further evidence of such exemptions, the Government guidance states: "...if you rely on an exemption, transport staff should not ordinarily ask for evidence”.

Last updated : 23 Jun 2021

 

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