Face Coverings

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:

https://www.nidirect.gov.uk/articles/safer-travel-guidance-public-transport-users-walkers-cyclists-drivers 

If you wish to print an exemption card, click on the link below:

https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/903454/Exemption_from_face_covering_card_to_print.pdf