Comberton & Eversden Surgeries

58 Green End, Comberton, Cambridge CB23 7DY

Face covering rules and exemptions

You must wear a face covering by law in the following settings:

  • Public transport and indoor transport hubs like airports and railway stations
  • Shops, supermarkets, and indoor shopping centres
  • Banks, building societies, and post offices

Face coverings are also needed in NHS settings and are advised to be worn in care homes. Individual settings may have their own policies and require you to take other measures.

You do not need to wear a face covering if you have a legitimate reason not. This includes:

  • Young children under the age of 11 (Public Health England does not recommend face coverings for children under the age of 3 for health and safety reasons)
  • Not being able to put on, wear, or remove a face covering becuase of a physical or mental illness or impairment, or disability
  • If putting on, wearing, or removing a face covering will cause you severe distress
  • If you are travelling with or providing assistance to someone who relies on lip reading to communicate

Government guidance does not require you to provide evidence of exemption. Self-declaration is sufficient, you do not need to have a letter from your GP. Below are printable badges and cards for you to take with you when going out.

Both surgeries and dispensaries will be closed on Bank Holiday Monday 31st August. The dispensary will be closed on Saturday 29th August.