Cloth face coverings are compulsory on public transport and are also recommended where social distancing is not possible (e.g. shops). The Government is encouraging people to make their own face coverings.
However, that’s not always possible and we’re keen to hear from members who are struggling to source face coverings (masks). We’ve had a donation of some face masks and face coverings. Let us know if you’d like one by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
Exemption: Note, some people are exempt from wearing face coverings due to health conditions – find out more here, including downloadable/printable cards you can wear to explain your exemption. There’s also an excellent guide to Face Masks & Face Mask Exemptions from Disability Horizons the online disability magazine.
Lip Reading Masks: There are special masks available for people who rely upon lip reading. They have a clear panel in them – find out where to buy them or how to make one yourself here.
Recent News Items, Analysis & Government Advice Updates
- Lip-Reading Face Masks, with clear panels
- Mask Exemption Cards – Print & Wear
- Face Coverings & Transport – When You Need To wear Them
- Face Masks & Face Mask Exemptions: A Disability Horizons Guide
- Evidence/Analysis: face mask use in the community (8 June)
- Face masks/coverings to be worn by all hospital staff and visitors (8 June)
- Face coverings to become mandatory on public transport (5 June)
- Face masks to carers, PAs and support workers (2 June)
- Face Coverings – Some of the Background To UK Advice (1 June)
- Call for clear face masks to help deaf people (26 May)
- Scams – Spotting fake PPE and masks
Making Your Own Face Coverings
- Government Advice on making and wearing Face Coverings
- BBC advice on making and wearing face coverings
- Guide to the best materials to use
- Make your own clear panel lip-reading mask