Dear Department of Health and Social Care, I have been directed to you by your colleague in the UK health security agency in the matter regarding clarification of: if proof of exemption for vaccination ,non mask wearing and testing is required to be shown and needed within the law.
Also can you clarify if a doctor has the power to provide an exemption if asked for by the patient based on medical needs.
Can you please clarify

Yours faithfully,

Marianne

Department of Health and Social Care

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Dear Marianne,  
   
Thank you for your correspondence of 27 October to the Department of
Health and Social Care about COVID-19 regulations. I have been asked to
reply. 

 

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Juanita Rowan  
Ministerial Correspondence and Public Enquiries 
Department of Health and Social Care 

  

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Dear Department of Health and Social Care,

Thank you for your reply
Firstly the links you provided did not work.
Can I please question your recordings made available as you should hold the information due to this being your recommendations. I was forwarded to your department from the former public England now ukhsa.

Yours faithfully,

Marianne

Department of Health and Social Care

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Dear Marianne,
 
Thank you for your further correspondence of 5 November about exemptions
to COVID-19 vaccination and testing, and the wearing of face coverings.

I was sorry that you were not satisfied with the department’s previous
response.

All current legislation relating to COVID-19, as well as legislation that
is no longer in effect, can be found at
[1]https://www.legislation.gov.uk/coronavirus. This information should be
able to provide answers to your questions regarding the legal requirements
concerning vaccines, testing and face coverings.

Regarding medical exemptions, it is now possible to obtain proof of
exemption for COVID-19 vaccines from your GP. Further information about
how to do this is available online at
[2]https://www.gov.uk/guidance/covid-19-med....

Face coverings are no longer a legal requirement, and no one has ever been
obliged to prove their exemption from wearing one. Some people, however,
may feel more comfortable carrying proof of exemption, but you should not
need to ask your GP for this. Exemption card templates can be downloaded
at
[3]https://www.gov.uk/government/publicatio....

I hope this reply is helpful.

Yours sincerely,
 
Aymee Smith
Ministerial Correspondence and Public Enquiries
Department of Health and Social Care
 

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