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  • Writer's pictureKirsten


Face covering exemption cards launched - supporting everyone to feel safer:

The Scottish Government has produced a face covering exemption card, to support those who are unable to wear one to feel more confident and safe when accessing public spaces and using public services.

Whilst everyone who can do so is legally obliged to wear a face covering where it is mandated by law, there are some people who cannot, due to health conditions, disabilities or other special circumstances where a face covering may cause difficulty or distress.

Discrimination against people in this situation is unacceptable and this card has therefore been developed in conjunction with a range of equality stakeholders as something which can clearly communicate to others if you are exempt from the regulations.

The face covering exemption card is branded with the Healthier Scotland and NHS Scotland logos under the FACTS for a Safer Scotland campaign.

A physical card can be requested from Disability Equality Scotland to wear on a lanyard or hold in a wallet, while a digital card is also available to be displayed on a phone, tablet or other device.

Physical and digital cards are available to request online from 29 October at or via a free helpline on 0800 121 6240.


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