Coronavirus: Protective Clothing

Department of Health and Social Care written question – answered on 12th October 2020.

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Photo of Grahame Morris Grahame Morris Labour, Easington

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will make it his policy to introduce a national exemption card for people unable to wear a face-covering on public transport and enclosed spaces.

Photo of Jo Churchill Jo Churchill The Parliamentary Under-Secretary for Health and Social Care

Our guidance published online is clear that there are exemptions where people do not need to wear face coverings. We are also clear that people do not need to prove they are exempt and they should not be challenged about this.

If someone is more comfortable showing they are exempt from the requirement to wear a face covering, they are able to use some form of optional visual cue. Different options are available on GOV.UK (including printable templates and a template for mobile telephones), on charity and organisations websites, or could be hand-made.

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