From Friday 24th July, people must wear face coverings in shops and supermarkets, as well as on public transport. 😷
The law also says that you do not need to wear a face covering if it is very difficult for you to do so.
Mencap has made a really useful easy read guide about face coverings. Click this link to see it: https://bit.ly/2OUfHc1.
The government have also issued the following information on face coverings, covering when to wear one and how to make your own. To take a look at their advice click the following link: https://bit.ly/330fHiX
For those living in Brighton & Hove, please see the following taken from the Brighton & Hove Buses website about the Helping Hand scheme which empowers bus users to discreetly and directly advise of any assistance they may need. The card can be particularly helpful for customers with non-visible disabilities.
There is currently have a backlog of Helping Hand applications to help those who are exempt and cannot wear a face covering which they are working through as quickly as possible. If anyone does not want to wait, the bus company have created an exemption support card that you can print off yourself.
It says: ‘Please be supportive. I’m exempt from wearing a face covering.’
You can also download the file to your phone, or screen shot it and show it to the driver when you board the bus.
You can still apply for a Helping Hand card but it may take longer to arrive.
Here’s the link: https://s3-eu-west-1.amazonaws.com/images.buses.co.uk/downloads/BAH_Coronavirus_Helping-Hand-v1_150620.pdf
For more information, please visit: https://www.buses.co.uk/helpinghand