It is a requirement to wear face coverings on public transport and in shops, supermarkets and other enclosed public spaces. However, certain people are exempt from wearing a face covering, the exemptions include, but are not limited to:
- anyone under the age of 11
- people with disabilities
- people with health conditions such as breathing difficulties, mental health conditions or autism.
Some people who are exempt from wearing a face covering 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.
If you want to have something to show that you are exempt, you can download from a selection of resources.