Exemptions to wearing face masks

Exemptions to wearing face masks

The wearing of a face covering is now mandatory in shops and on public transport.
This is to help prevent the spread of Coronavirus.
Some groups of people are exempt from this requirement including children under the age of 11; people with disabilities; those with breathing difficulties; those travelling with someone who relies on lip reading.
These groups of people, their parents or guardians can explain the reason, if needed, about why they are not wearing a face covering.
There is no need for our GP surgeries to issue exemption letters for patients who are unable to wear face coverings and the NHS has advised us not to do this.
Here are some useful web links which explains this further:
https://www.ageuk.org.uk/information-advice/coronavirus/coronavirus-guidance/face-covering-guidance/
https://www.gov.uk/guidance/coronavirus-covid-19-safer-travel-guidance-for-passengers#exemptions-face-coverings
https://www.arrivabus.co.uk/travel-help-and-accessibility/how-to-obtain-assistance-cards/
https://hiddendisabilitiesstore.com/hidden-disabilities-face-covering.html
https://disabilityhorizons.com/2020/06/face-mask-exemptions-how-to-ensure-you-dont-get-fined/