Some circumstances make it difficult for some people to wear face coverings. In these circumstances people may have a reasonable excuse not to wear a face covering in a shop or shopping centre.
These reasonable excuses include:
If you need to seek medical assistance or to provide care to someone who needs assistance, such as a vulnerable person or in an emergency
If you need to avoid injury, illness or escape from harm
If you have a physical or mental illness or impairment, or a disability that means you cannot put on, wear or remove a face covering
If putting on, wearing or removing a face covering would cause you severe distress
If you are travelling with, or providing assistance to, someone who relies on lip reading to communicate
If you need to eat, drink, or take medication
If you are asked to remove your face covering by a police officer or other official
THERE IS NO NEED TO GET A LETTER FROM A DOCTOR OR THE GOVERNMENT TO SHOW THAT YOU DO NOT NEED TO WEAR A FACE COVERING.
Please click on the link below for further information:
If you wish to print an exemption card, click on the link below: