Face covering exempt card

Face covering exempt card

Government guidance states that if you are a person who will suffer distress with having to wear a face covering, you are exempt. In settings where face coverings are required in England, there are some circumstances where people may not be able to wear a face covering.

Please be mindful and respectful of such circumstances, noting that some people are less able to wear face coverings, and that the reasons for this may not be visible to others.

Face covering exempt card

Those who have an age, health or disability reason for not wearing a face covering should not be routinely asked to give any written evidence of this, this includes exemption cards. No person needs to seek advice or request a letter from a medical professional about their reason for not wearing a face covering.

Some people may feel more comfortable showing something that says they do not have to wear a face covering. This could be in the form of an exemption card, badge or even a home-made sign.

This is a personal choice and is not necessary in law. Download options of print and digital exempt card.

Juliana Hodel
JRamosdaCostaHodel@Savs-southend.co.uk