Advice for people who have difficulties wearing a face mask

Face masks may be unsuitable for some people due to a range of disabilities or health conditions, or if you find wearing a mask uncomfortable. Find advice on how you can wear a face mask comfortably.

Advice if you cannot wear a face mask

If you cannot wear a face mask, you should keep up the healthy habits we know to keep you and others safe. They include:

  • staying home if you are sick
  • keep your distance from others
  • wash your hands often
  • cough and sneeze into your elbow.

People at higher risk from COVID-19

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