Support for vulnerable groups

Face coverings and exemptions for health or equality reasons

Updated 5 January 2021

Government guidance says everyone must wear a face covering on public transport, in shops and a variety of indoor spaces.

See the full government guidance on when to wear face coverings and how to make your own.

Who is exempt?

Some people are exempt from wearing a face covering in public for health or equality reasons. The government guidance says when you do not need to wear a face covering.

Where to get an exemption card

If you are exempt you may feel more comfortable showing an exemption card. Exemption cards are available from the following organisations:

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