Two identical Face covering exempt cards with emergency contact information on the reverse, cards are pvc, credit card sized and waterproof. Colours may vary slightly to those shown due to variations in monitor settings. Wearing a face covering on public transport camre into force on June 4th and shops and other venues on July 24th. The requirement to wear a face covering on transport does not apply to: a child under the age of 11 passengers in an allocated cabin, berth or other similar accommodation, when they are alone or with members of their household or support bubble passengers who remain in their private vehicle while on board public transport, for example on a car ferry a person who enters or is within a transport hub in a vehicle (other than a vehicle being used for the provision of a public transport service) an employee of the transport hub or the relevant public transport operator, when they are acting in the course of their employment any other person providing services to the transport hub or public transport operator, under arrangements made with the transport hub or transport operator, who is providing those services a constable or police community support officer acting in the course of their duty an emergency responder such as a paramedic or fire officer acting in the course of their duty an official, for example a border force officer, acting in the course of their duties Legitimate reasons not to wear a face covering You also do not need to wear a face covering if you have a legitimate reason not to. This includes: 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 help to, someone who relies on lip reading to communicate if you are travelling to avoid injury or escape the risk of harm, and you do not have a face covering with you if you need to remove it during your journey to avoid harm or injury or the risk of harm or injury to yourself or others if you need to eat, drink, or take medication on public transport if you are asked to remove your face covering by a police officer or other official, for example to check your railcard For further information on wearing a mask on Transport check the goverment web site https://www.gov.uk/guidance/coronavirus-covid-19-safer-travel-guidance-for-passengers#exemptions-face-coverings Facecoverings in shops and other venues Wearing a face covering will not be made mandatory in venues such as: hairdressers and close-contact services eat-in restaurants, cafes and pubs. Face coverings will be required in cafes or take-away restaurants that do not provide table service, other than in designated seating areas entertainment venues, including cinemas, concert halls and theatres visitor attractions (such as heritage sites or museums) gyms and leisure centres dentists or opticians. But NHS guidance states that face coverings should be worn in hospitals Those with the following circumstances are also exempt from wearing a face covering, regardless of the venue: children under the age of 11 those with disabilities or the following health conditions: breathing difficulties and other respiratory conditions conditions affecting their dexterity, meaning they are not able to put on a face covering mental health conditions such as anxiety or panic disorders other non-visible disabilities such as autism cognitive impairments, including dementia, who may not understand or remember the need to wear a face covering visual impairments, with a restricted field of vision, particularly if any residual vision is at the lower edge of the normal field of view impairments which would make it difficult to put on or take off a face covering safely, accurately, consistently or without pain This list of exemptions is not exhaustive and extends to anyone with justifiable reason for not wearing one on the grounds of health or disability. You do not need to wear a face covering if you have a legitimate reason not to. This includes (but is not limited to): young children under the age of 11 (Public Health England do not recommended face coverings for children under the age of 3 for health and safety reasons) not being able to put on, wear or remove a face covering because of a physical or mental illness or impairment, or disability if putting on, wearing or removing a face covering will cause you severe distress if you are travelling with or providing assistance to someone who relies on lip reading to communicate to avoid harm or injury, or the risk of harm or injury, to yourself or others to avoid injury, or to escape a risk of harm, and you do not have a face covering with you to eat or drink if reasonably necessary in order to take medication if a police officer or other official requests you remove your face covering There are also scenarios when you are permitted to remove a face covering when asked: if asked to do so in a bank, building society, or post office for identification if asked to do so by shop staff for identification, the purpose of assessing health recommendations, such as a pharmacist, or for identification purposes including when buying age-restricted products such as alcohol if speaking with people who rely on lip reading, facial expressions and clear sound. Some may ask you, either verbally or in writing, to remove a covering to help with communication For further information on face coverings in venues visit https://www.gov.uk/government/news/face-coverings-mandatory-in-shops-supermarkets-shopping-centres-and-enclosed-transport-hubs-from-friday If you can wear a face covering please do.
Two Face Covering Exempt Cards