Allow people to use visors again

While I struggle to wear a mask for any length of time as I have a breathing issue I was happy to wear a visor to do my bit. The one I have covers round to the ears and down over the chin so is better than some of close fitting face coverings people use. I can’t think of anyone who could not wear a visor in an enclosed area. If you allowed this again then the simple rule could be wear a mask or wear a visor - no (or very, very few) exceptions. This would offer some protection to all and close the loophole of people saying they are exempt, when some clearly are not.

Why the contribution is important

As I can’t wear a mask for more than a few minutes I am extremely limited in what I can do and where I can go, as are lots of others like me. We are effectively being excluded from society. While people ignoring the legislation is an issue so is the abuse that people with disabilities get when they have a genuine exemption. There is lots of evidence that legitimately exempt people are being harassed in shops and on public transport etc. Surely a visor is better than nothing?

by Julie on October 06, 2020 at 03:35PM

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  • Posted by StepRam October 06, 2020 at 16:08

    The science is clear Visors INCREASE the risk of transmission when used on Thier own.
  • Posted by scottishcitizen October 06, 2020 at 17:28

    You can still make your own choices about where to go and if YOU want to wear a visor or not. Do not change the rules so it takes away other people's choice. The science clearly shows they are not adequate on their own. Perhaps a better idea might be more awareness into those who cannot wear masks and the need to protect them.
  • Posted by Julie October 06, 2020 at 23:04

    If visors are an issue why are the allowed in the whole of the rest of the U.K.? Only Scotland has stopped their use. Consequently the science can’t be that conclusive.
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