Medical exemptions to Melbourne mask laws triggering GP headaches
GPs in Melbourne say they have been fielding requests from patients for certificates declaring they have a medical reason not to wear masks to limit the spread of COVID-19.
Following a dramatic spike in cases, starting Thursday, everyone in the city and the neighbouring Mitchell Shire must wear a mask when leaving their house or they risk a $200 fine.
Victorian health officials have now published a list of conditions where patients can secure medical exemptions to the laws. They include asthma or relevant skin or psychological conditions.