Official Mask Exemption Certificates Now Available

Dr Vernon Coleman MB ChB DSc FRSA

It isn’t widely known (probably because neither the government nor the main stream media have mentioned it) but it is now possible to obtain an official mask exemption certificate from the British Government website.

Simply put `British government mask exemption’ into your least un-favourite search engine.

You should then come to a page headed `Disabled people exempt from wearing face coverings under new government guidance’.

Scroll down a bit and you will see a note saying: `exemption cards are available to download on

Press this and it will take you to a page where you can find an exemption certificate to print out.

The government’s list of exemptions include: `when putting on, wearing or removing a face covering will cause you severe distress’.

You are also exempt if you cannot put on, wear or remove a face covering because of a physical or mental illness, or impairment or disability.

If you want a special lanyard for your certificate you can get one from Lloyds Bank, Asda, Sainsburys,Tesco or M&S.

Then fasten your certificate to your lanyard!

The certificate is handy for those who aren’t able to wear a mask for whatever reason (a lot of people suffer from asthma, for example, and are unable to put something on their face which makes breathing more difficult).

Some people feel nervous and distressed while out shopping because of Commander Dick’s army of shaming police.

Others are simply fed up with explaining why they aren’t wearing a mask to moronic fellow shoppers or ill-informed shop assistants.

Alternatively, you could make your own certificate stating simply: `I have a brain so I don’t need a mask’.

Copyright Vernon Coleman August 2020 P.S. Say a quiet thank you to my wife, Antoinette, who found the `print your own’ exemption certificate unnoticed on the Government website.