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Face covering exception rules for people with learning disabilities and autistic people

As of Monday 15th June 2020, everyone must wear a face covering when on public transport if they can, but importantly there are exemptions for those who need it.

People with certain health conditions, disabled people, people who are autistic, people with learning disabilities and children under the age of 11 will not be required to wear a face covering if to do so would cause them distress, harm or cause problems for people who need to lip read or use facial expressions to communicate. This exemption also applies to others whose wearing of a face covering would cause distress, harm, or communication problems with the person they are travelling with.

Photosymbols has produced an exemption card template for people to use: simply cut out the relevant card and keep it on you to show while travelling. Download the template HERE.

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