Who is exempt from wearing a face covering

While face coverings will be mandatory in shops, banks, takeaways, post offices, sandwich shops and supermarkets in England from Friday there are some exemptions.

Section three of the Government guidance, published on Thursday, sets out a list of “legitimate reasons” not to wear a covering.

Groups and settings include:

– young children under the age of 11

– those who cannot put on, wear or remove a face covering because of a physical or mental illness or impairment, or disability

– those who will be caused severe distress by putting on, wearing or removing a face covering

– people 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

– to eat or drink if reasonably necessary

– to take medication

– if you are asked to remove your face covering by a police officer or other official

– if you are asked to remove a face covering in a bank, building society, or post office for identification

– if you are asked by shop staff or relevant employees to take a face covering off for identification, or by for example a pharmacist for the purpose of assessing health recommendations, or for age 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 to help with communication

It is not mandatory for shop or supermarket staff or transport workers to wear face coverings but employers can ask them to do so where appropriate and where other mitigation is not in place, the guidance states.

People exempt from wearing a face covering can choose to carry and show an exemption card, badge or even a home-made sign, the Government says.

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