Although government guidelines say that if exempt from wearing a face covering, you do not have to show written evidence or an exemption card, we know that survivors may feel under pressure to justify not wearing a mask. We know that some survivors are avoiding going out in public so as not to be in a situation where they feel they are being judged for not wearing a mask. We are very conscious that this can compound existing feelings of isolation amongst survivors.
Other organisations have therefore produced some tools to assist those who cannot wear a mask, such as exemption cards and lanyards. Links below:
Face mask exemption lanyard:
https://hiddendisabilitiesstore.com/hidden-disabilities-face-covering.html (for a small fee)
Face mask exemption cards:
https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/903452/Exemption_from_face_covering_badge_for_mobile_phone.pdf (you can print these for free)