Some people can’t wear face coverings.
In settings where face coverings are required, there are some circumstances, for health, age or equality reasons, where people are not expected to wear face coverings. Please be mindful and respectful of such circumstances, noting that some people are less able to wear face coverings, and that the reasons for this may not be visible to others.
Some people may feel more comfortable showing something that says they do not have to wear a face covering. This could be in the form of an exemption card, badge or even a home-made sign. (You can download some examples below from the gov.uk website)
This is a personal choice and is not necessary in law.
Those who have an age, health or disability reason for not wearing a face covering should not be routinely asked to give any written evidence of this. Written evidence includes exemption cards.
If you would like to print off an exemption card at home, you can use the PDF attachments below.
- Calderdale Card (to print) / PDF
- Exemption from face covering badge (for mobile phone) /PDF
- Exemption from face covering badge (to print) / PDF
- Exemption from face covering card (to print) / PDF
Other information you may find useful:
- What is a face covering?
- When to wear a face covering
- When you do not need to wear a face covering
- The reason for using face coverings
- How to wear a face covering
- Face coverings at work
- Buying and selling face coverings
- Making your own face covering
- Maintaining and disposing of face coverings