Masks in workplaces

Can there be clearer guidance developed regarding the wearing of masks in buildings with offices? I think they should be made mandatory when entering or leaving a building, in corridors, toilets, etc.

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I have witnessed office workers entering a building close together, not wearing masks and with only one door for arriving and leaving.

by Judy826 on October 05, 2020 at 05:55PM

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  • Posted by KBA80 October 05, 2020 at 18:42

    absolutely not. As a disabled person I don't want to be intimidated by my colleagues on a daily basis or forced to disclose my hidden disabilities on a daily basis. The pandemic does not give any employer, or the Scottish Government, the right to discriminate.
  • Posted by gmb October 05, 2020 at 19:11

    This would be awful for the disabled. Furthermore, it is totally unnecessary for the rest of the population if other measures are taken in work places. People need to be able to breathe freely, and they need to be able to see colleagues faces. The barrier to human interaction caused by masks (for all, not just the deaf for example) is very bad for mental health. Such harms are being massiely underestimated already.
  • Posted by GeeGee29 October 05, 2020 at 20:00

    Totally disagree - it should be up to the individual if they wish to wear a make or not - and it discriminates against hidden disabilities
  • Posted by Pipkins October 10, 2020 at 17:43

    This is already the case in corridors and canteens in workplaces. It should be mandatory in all offices now, not just corridors. There's little logic in making people wear masks when running in and out of a shop for 2 minutes but making it ok to sit in offices for hours without wearing a mask. If you disagree, don't listen to me, listen to the British Medical Association, who are now calling for mask wearing to be compulsory in all workplaces and offices. Might be uncomfortable and unnatural not to see people's faces but if it saves lives that's too bad.
  • Posted by KSS October 11, 2020 at 13:49

    Face coverings should be mandatory in all indoor workplaces and external workplaces if 2 meter distancing cannot be maintained. Face coverings should be worn in homes if you have visitors to your household. Basically if you are with people outside of your household then you must wear a face covering unless eating or drinking.
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