Disabled people exempt from wearing face coverings under new government guidance

The government have set out a list of face covering exemptions, as they are mandatory in additional enclosed spaces from today (Friday 24 July).

The public are asked to be mindful of people who are exempt from wearing a face covering. The list of exemptions, which has been in place since face coverings became mandatory on public transport, includes hidden conditions such as anxiety or panic disorders, autism, breathing difficulties, dementia, reduced vision or if you are with someone who relies on lip reading to communicate.

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