Remove Exemptions to Mask Wearing.

It's is simply not Medially true that every Asthmatic or many for matter others claiming medical exception simply can not wear a mask.
The truth is close to 99.9% of the population can and should wear a mask.
If you are so sick you genuinely can't wear a mask then a formal medical risk assessment should be completed before you leave the house.

Why the contribution is important

We know that mask wearing protects others refusing to wear a mask puts others at risk. This is the new normal people needs to adjust and we need to improve mask wearing rates to control the virus.

by StepRam on October 06, 2020 at 08:55AM

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Based on: 19 votes


  • Posted by gmb October 06, 2020 at 09:07

    Utterly untrue - I cannot wear a mask for any prolonged period, but am quite capable of judging the risk for leaving my own house. Indeed the suggestion that I'd be better off not leaving my house is insane, the risks of that would clearly be far higher than any risk from COVID.
  • Posted by Antonello99 October 06, 2020 at 09:30

    Totally agree. I am sure there are certain conditions that won't allow an individual to wear a mask, but probably it's just 2% of all medical conditions. I know many friends with asthma and they wear a mask for 8 hours straight at work with no problem. Medical conditions are becoming just an excuse and that's way a proper medical certificate should be carried at all times.
  • Posted by Julie October 06, 2020 at 10:04

    I can wear a mask for very short periods of time but is does make breathing very much more difficult. To those who say it doesn’t, they are just wrong - try suffocating, it’s not much fun.

    The exceptions are there for a very good reason.
  • Posted by alanmacrae41 October 06, 2020 at 10:46

    If you want to wear a mask, go for it. Don’t impose it on the rest of us. If you think that puts you in danger then lick yourself down, don’t expect the rest of us to lick down. The same with every other virus. If, for example, chicken pox is going around and you are pregnant then you avoid the kids birthday parties - you don’t expect them to be cancelled.
    The public should be presented with the deaths of all other conditions in a daily basis to give perspective and reduce the fear amongst the general population. It is ridiculous!
  • Posted by Charlotta October 06, 2020 at 11:15

    UK Government's own recent assessment of masks shows how problematic they are due to lack of mask hygiene: https://assets.publishing.s[…]g-face-coverings-170920.pdf
  • Posted by Singingbike October 06, 2020 at 16:43

    I accept that wearing a face covering for a prolonged period is not comfortable, but then nor is Covid-19. If someone really cannot manage to wear one that's one thing but there is no excuse for wearing them with the nose hanging out over the mask! And as for wearing as a necklace! Wear them properly or be fined.
    Some masks seem to be just too small to be worn comfortably. Maybe we need some basic standards?
  • Posted by mofirth October 11, 2020 at 15:34

    Exemption should be only if signed off by a health Professional
  • Posted by Whittijo October 11, 2020 at 17:15

    My asthmatic daughter struggles with a mask but she’s fine with a double-thickness buff.

    More research into the types of face coverings that work and which don’t would be great. Or publish the latest research.
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