Exceptions for not wearing a face mask A face mask is not mandatory in the following groups or situations:

Bobby624

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Exceptions for not wearing a face mask​

A face mask is not mandatory in the following groups or situations:

  • Infants and children under 8 years of age.
  • Students in primary school in Grade 2 and below.
  • Persons who have a physical or mental health condition, or disability, which makes wearing a face covering unsuitable, including persons with obstructed breathing, a serious skin condition of the face, an intellectual disability, a mental health condition or persons who have experienced trauma.
  • Persons communicating with those who are deaf or hard of hearing and visibility of the mouth is essential for communication.
  • Persons for whom the nature of their work or education means that wearing a face mask creates a risk to health and safety.
  • Persons for whom the nature of their work or education means that clear enunciation or visibility of their mouth is essential. This includes teaching, lecturing or broadcasting.
  • When attending a private residence, unless attending an inspection of real estate for the purposes of a prospective sale or rental of the property or attending an auction.
  • The person is working by themselves in an enclosed indoor space such as in an empty classroom unless or until another person enters that space.
  • The person is one of two persons being married, during their wedding ceremony or while being photographed at the wedding.
  • The person is a professional sportsperson when training or competing.
  • While engaged in any strenuous physical exercise such as running or cycling.
  • When consuming medicine, food or drink.
  • The person is undergoing dental or medical care or treatment to the extent that such care or treatment requires no face mask be worn.
  • The person is receiving or providing a service and it is not reasonably practicable to receive or provide that service wearing a face covering.
  • The person is an accused person in a criminal case in any court located in the State of Victoria and the person is in the dock either alone or with a co-accused, provided that any co-accused also present in the dock is at least 1.5 metres away from the person.
  • The person is a prisoner in a prison, subject to any policies of that prison.
  • The person is detained in a remand centre, youth residential centre or youth justice centre, subject to any policies of that centre.
  • The person is escaping harm or the risk of harm, including harm relating to family violence or violence of another person.
  • When asked to remove the face mask to ascertain identity. For instance, when asked by police, security, bank or post office staff to remove a face mask to ascertain identity.
  • For emergency purposes.
  • Where not doing so is not safe in all the circumstances.
You do not need a medical certificate stating that you have a lawful reason for not wearing a face mask. If you have a lawful reason for not wearing a face mask, you do not need to apply for an exemption or permit.

THIS IS FOR EVERYONE'S CONCERN ABOUT MASK MANDATES AND Deaf / HOH COMMUNITY ****(PLEASE READ)****
REGARD, Bobby
 

Presbyter

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How do we deal with store owners or places that kicks someone talking to a deaf person?
The speaker would say, "Hey!, I have a right to remove my mask with my deaf husband."
ADA may say store owners don't have the right to ask that many "whys" (like the common rule of asking only two questions).
Do we tell them to call DOJ-(department of justice?), like the ADA (I think) tells us to do?
What department of authority (U.S. Department of Health & Human Services?) do we tell the store owners besides the cops (some might shoot you anyway)?
 
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