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COVID-19 Holiday cancellation letters Posted on 18 Mar 2020

COVID-19 Holiday cancellation letters

We would politely ask patients not to request  their GP to write letters in order for people to cancel holidays due to COVID -19

The Royal College of General Practice supports this request
"Insurers and travel companies should be basing their decisions to offer refunds on advice from the Foreign and Commonwealth Office and Public Health England, not letters from GPs"

"Patients will undoubtedly have good and sensible reasons for not wanting to travel to certain places because of Covid-19, but this is not the same as being unable to travel due to existing illness, and it should not become the GP's responsibility to give patients advice about where not to travel."

Unfortunately writing such letters takes the GP away from caring for our patients at what will undoubtedly be a very busy time. We thank you for your understanding in this matter.

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