Examples of medical exemptions are:
- where you cannot take a certain medication as it will cause you harm (medical contraindications), for example a severe allergic reaction to the range of vaccines
- people at certain stages of end of life care
If vaccination is not straightforward for you, you can get advice on what arrangements may be put in place so you can be vaccinated safely. Ask your local vaccination centre or phone the COVID Status Helpline on 0808 196 8565. If you've done this, and you cannot be vaccinated for medical reasons, you'll receive a secure paper exemption certificate in the post.
Exemptions are temporary because things may change in future. For example, new vaccines and support to be vaccinated may become available, or your circumstances change.