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The law unpinning the requirement for Face Coverings-


The Health Protection (Coronavirus) (Restrictions) (Scotland) Amendment (No. 4) Regulations 2020. Passed on 18th June 2020


Set out the Requirement to wear a face covering on public transport

Also set out the defence to a charge of committing an offence under the regulation with the definition of “a reasonable excuse”


Regulation 8(4)


In relation to the wearing of a face covering, a reasonable excuse includes—

  1. to seek medical assistance,


  1. to provide care or assistance to a vulnerable person, including to provide emergency assistance,


  1. to avoid injury, illness or to escape a risk of harm,


  1. where the person cannot put on, wear or remove a face covering—


(i)                  because of any physical or mental illness or impairment or disability (within the meaning of section 6 of the Equality Act 2010(4)),


(ii)                without severe distress,


  1. to communicate with a person who has difficulties communicating (in relation to speech, language or otherwise),


  1. to eat or drink where reasonably necessary,


  1. to take medication,


  1. to remove a face covering temporarily to comply with a request by a relevant person or another person acting in the course of their duties, and for the purposes of this sub-paragraph “relevant person” has the meaning given by regulation  7(12).


The Health Protection (Coronavirus) (Restrictions) (Scotland) Amendment (No. 7) Regulations 2020. Passed on 9th July 2020


Sets out the Requirement to wear a face covering in a shop


It refers to Regulation 8(4) in relation to “a reasonable excuse” as above.


Therefore, there is no legal requirement nor any expectation that individuals show any documentation if challenged. It is a matter for the police and the courts to interpret and to enforce the Regulations.




The doctors and staff welcome all patients to our practice and our website.  We are a professional and friendly team caring for approximately 4,500 patients in Aberfeldy, Kinloch Rannoch and the surrounding areas.

We run a comprehensive health promotion and disease management service. This includes advice on asthma, diabetes, heart and blood vessel disorders, HRT, contraception and child health to name a few.

We are very fortunate to operate from two purpose built premises, one in Aberfeldy and one in Kinloch Rannoch. All of our clinical services are run from rooms on the ground floor to ensure ease of access.

Video Consultations

We are introducing Video Consultations called Near Me (Attend Anywhere) at the Aberfeldy practice starting on the 1st June. This is a fully secure system which is used very widely by secondary care services within NHS Tayside and in other health board areas and using it allows clinical staff to communicate with their patients without the need for them to attend a medical establishment in person to do so. More information can be obtained from

How it works

Before starting please make sure you use one of the following web browsers:  Google Chrome or Apple Safari. 

Once you have been given a time for your video appointment, simply go to - You will then be prompted to enter your full name, date of birth and your telephone number. This information is vital and must be completed at all times.

Once you have entered this information and accepted the terms and conditions, you will then be taken to a virtual “waiting area” to wait for the doctor or nurse to connect with you at your appointment time. We would ask that you please allow 10-15 minutes either side of your booked time slot to allow for your clinician running slightly ahead or over time with other patients.

The system works on a smartphone, tablet, laptop or a computer which has a video camera installed on it. To get the most out of the experience, we advise that you ensure that your device has the most up to date software version on it. The system works best where there is at least a 4G or Wi-Fi connection available. It will not work on a 3G signal.

When might a video consultation be suitable?

Here are a few examples of when a video consultation might be an appropriate option. This list is not exhaustive but is intended to be used as a reference point for patients who might be interested in using this option.

  • Some skin lesions
  • Rashes
  • Acne
  • Simple urinary tract infections
  • Some mental health related problems (stress, anxiety or low mood/depression reviews)
  • Reviews of conditions (usually these are requested by a GP)
  • Medication related issues where a community pharmacist cannot help
  • Continuation of a sick line (Fit Note) where GP input is required
  • Housebound patients where a GP visit is being requested or considered

Changes to Access as a result of COVID-19

We are currently restricting access for the safety of all patients and staff.

The practice remains open for all essential primary care problems but on the advice of Health Protection Scotland we have put in place a process whereby everyone is screened by telephone prior to being seen.

All patients will still have access to the care they require.

We appreciate your patience and understanding at this time.

Please phone NHS24 on 111 if you feel you need require medical advice and we will call you back.

If you are self isolating and need a sick line for your employer visit

COVID-19 Q&A's

Respiratory Support & Advice


Ample parking is now available at both surgeries, with reserved areas for the disabled near the entrance. 

Wheelchairs - a ramp is provided at the surgery entrance, as is a toilet for the disabled along with baby changing facilities. A wheelchair is also available on short loan from the practice. Details from reception

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