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Face Masks and Exemptions

In line with Government guidance, all members of the public needing to visit our sites will need to wear face coverings.

Wearing a face covering is one of a number of measures that is being put in place to help keep patients, visitors and staff safe.

The requirement to wear a face covering does not apply to:

a child under the age of 11
a constable or police community support officer acting in the course of their duty
an emergency responder such as a paramedic or fire officer acting in the course of their duty
an official, for example a border force officer, acting in the course of their duties
You also do not need to wear a face covering if you have a good reason not to. This includes:

if you have a physical or mental illness or impairment, or a disability that means you cannot put on, wear or remove a face covering
if putting on, wearing or removing a face covering would cause you severe distress
if putting on, wearing or removing a face covering would have a detrimental effect on an existing injury
if you are providing assistance to, someone who relies on lip reading to communicate
if you are have visited us to avoid injury or escape the risk of harm, and you do not have a face covering with you
if you need to remove it to avoid harm or injury or the risk of harm or injury to yourself or others
if you need to eat, drink, or take medication you can remove your face covering
if you are asked to remove your face covering by a police officer or other official, for example to check your railcard

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