This Practice will NOT be reviewing Covid Vaccination Exemption Certificates until we have been provided with a detailed definitive list of medical conditions worthy of exemption. This is because the clinician authorising the certificate is liable for your care and should you contract Covid-19 causing a fatal result a liability suit may be brought onto said clinician.
The Government has issued the following statement:
A GP or specialist’s clinical decision on medical exemptions is ‘final’ and cannot be appealed by patients, it added.
The guidance said reasons for medical exemptions are ‘limited’ but could be given in scenarios such as when someone has had an adverse reaction to the first vaccine dose, such as myocarditis.
Our position on Covid Exemption Certificates may change as the Government Guidance evolves.
From 17 May 2021, people in England who have been fully vaccinated against COVID-19 can demonstrate their vaccination status for international travel. A full course is currently two doses of any approved vaccine. Vaccine status will be available from:
- the NHS App which you can download from app stores or online here
- the NHS website nhs.uk
- 119 – by requesting a paper letter
You will need to register to use the online services, if you have not already. It may take more than a week for your identity to be checked and verified.
If you cannot access the online services, and you have had both doses of the vaccine, you can request a paper letter from the NHS by calling 119. Only call 119 if you are due to travel outside the UK in the near future and have had your second dose more than five working days ago. It may take up to seven working days for the letter to arrive.
This practice is not able to provide you with a letter that shows your COVID-19 vaccination status. Please do not contact the practice about your COVID-19 vaccination status unless you have been advised to by the 119 service.
When you are planning your travel, you should check the latest information on demonstrating your COVID-19 status when travelling abroad on the gov.uk website. Make sure there is enough time to get proof of your COVID-19 vaccination status before you are due to travel