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Mask exemptions and the law

  • 06-12-2020 10:31pm
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    Closed Accounts Posts: 3,181 ✭✭✭ CinemaGuy45


    I am one of many people exempt from wearing a face covering.

    Let me also state I am a skeptic of the current reaction to the Covid situation but that does not alter the fact that I and many other are exempt.

    Children and those who fall into certain categories are not required to wear a face covering.

    Refusing service to people who are not required to wear a face covering is breaking the law.

    I have seen it on this board many times that a business can refuse service and yes this is true but if they do it on the grounds of illegal discrimination they are breaking the law and they can be sued for damages.


    Businesses can encourage the use of face coverings but once somebody states they have an exemption by law that is the end of the matter.

    NOBODY has a right to ask the nature of an exemption including the Guards.

    I have had it with the mask Nazis it has put me off going out anywhere.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 2,932 ✭✭✭ SmartinMartin


    I have had it with the mask Nazis it has put me off going out anywhere.

    Job done so.


  • Registered Users Posts: 4,459 ✭✭✭ Bubbaclaus


    I have had it with the mask Nazis it has put me off going out anywhere.

    Comments like this make me doubt the legitimacy of your "exemption".


  • Registered Users Posts: 6,371 ✭✭✭ Jim_Hodge


    You made it perfectly clear on the Masks thread that you wouldn't wear a mask regardless of any medical exemption, so you can stop hiding behind that excuse.
    But you've sorted it - don't go out and there's no issue.
    Bye now....


  • Registered Users Posts: 9,953 ✭✭✭ 28064212


    I have seen it on this board many times that a business can refuse service and yes this is true but if they do it on the grounds of illegal discrimination they are breaking the law and they can be sued for damages.
    Which law are they breaking? You seem well read up on it, so you should be able to provide it easily

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  • Registered Users Posts: 3,230 ✭✭✭ jaxxx


    I love how you've not even touched on what or how you're supposedly "exempt" from wearing a mask.. .. So many people 'claim' to be, yet I've yet to actually hear a single legitimate reason behind it. This, certainly doesn't seem like it's going to break that streak.


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  • Closed Accounts Posts: 3,181 ✭✭✭ CinemaGuy45


    jaxxx wrote: »
    I love how you've not even touched on what or how you're supposedly "exempt" from wearing a mask.. .. So many people 'claim' to be, yet I've yet to actually hear a single legitimate reason behind it. This, certainly doesn't seem like it's going to break that streak.

    Because it is 100% none of your buisness that's why.

    That is the problem people need to mind their own business.

    The law is clear.

    From the HSE website all YOU need to know and understand.
    Who should not wear a face covering

    Face coverings are not recommended for anyone who:

    has trouble breathing
    is unconscious or incapacitated
    is unable to remove it without help
    has special needs and who may feel upset or very uncomfortable wearing them
    needs to communicate with someone who has learning difficulties, is hard of hearing or deaf
    In these cases, if the person can wear a visor, it will give them some protection. But these are the only times when you should wear a visor. Cloth face coverings are a better way to protect yourself from COVID-19.

    Read more about visors and face shields

    Exemption letters

    Some workplaces or schools may ask for a medical certificate. But in general, you do not need to ask for a letter from a GP about your reason for not wearing a face covering.


  • Posts: 0 [Deleted User]



    Refusing service to people who are not required to wear a face covering is breaking the law.

    I have seen it on this board many times that a business can refuse service and yes this is true but if they do it on the grounds of illegal discrimination they are breaking the law and they can be sued for damages.

    Which law are they breaking?
    On what grounds would it be discrimination?


  • Registered Users Posts: 4,459 ✭✭✭ Bubbaclaus


    The law is clear.

    I'm sure you will have no bother sharing that law with us then.

    Sidenote: I'm lying, I'm absolutely certain there will be extreme bother with sharing that law with us.


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 3,181 ✭✭✭ CinemaGuy45


    Bubbaclaus wrote: »
    I'm sure you will have no bother sharing that law with us then.

    Sidenote: I'm lying, I'm absolutely certain there will be extreme bother with sharing that law with us.

    .

    The Equal Status Acts 2000-2018 ('the Acts') prohibit discrimination in the provision of goods and services, accommodation and education. They cover the nine grounds of gender, marital status, family status, age disability, sexual orientation, race, religion, and membership of the Traveller community.


  • Registered Users Posts: 31,874 ✭✭✭✭ o1s1n


    jaxxx wrote: »
    I love how you've not even touched on what or how you're supposedly "exempt" from wearing a mask.. .. So many people 'claim' to be, yet I've yet to actually hear a single legitimate reason behind it. This, certainly doesn't seem like it's going to break that streak.

    I saw an absolute scumbag of a human being screaming at a poor McDonalds staff member checking folks for masks.

    'How dare you ask me! I have a medical exemption!'

    'can you show me proof of your exemption sir?'

    'How dare you ask me that! That is a violation of GDPR! That is illegal!'

    :rolleyes:


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  • Registered Users Posts: 3,230 ✭✭✭ jaxxx


    Because it is 100% none of your buisness that's why.

    That is the problem people need to mind their own business.

    The law is clear.

    From the HSE website all YOU need to know and understand.
    What's clear is you're talking out of the south pole. But then again that's nothing new with you lot.


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 3,181 ✭✭✭ CinemaGuy45


    o1s1n wrote: »
    I saw an absolute scumbag of a human being screaming at a poor McDonalds staff member checking folks for masks.

    'How dare you ask me! I have a medical exemption!'

    'can you show me proof of your exemption sir?'

    'How dare you ask me that! That is a violation of GDPR! That is illegal!'


    The bit in bold is 100% correct.


  • Registered Users Posts: 4,459 ✭✭✭ Bubbaclaus


    CinemaGuy which part of "gender, marital status, family status, age, disability, sexual orientation, race, religion, and membership of the Traveller community" in the Equal Status Act do you think mask wearing comes under?


  • Registered Users Posts: 72,611 ✭✭✭✭ colm_mcm



    The Equal Status Acts 2000-2018 ('the Acts') prohibit discrimination in the provision of goods and services, accommodation and education. They cover the nine grounds of gender, marital status, family status, age disability, sexual orientation, race, religion, and membership of the Traveller community.

    .

    Which category does the mask stuff fit into?


  • Registered Users Posts: 3,230 ✭✭✭ jaxxx


    The bit in bold is 100% correct.
    As if further proof was needed of the 'south pole talking'.. .. ..


  • Registered Users Posts: 4,459 ✭✭✭ Bubbaclaus


    The bit in bold is 100% correct.

    What section of GDPR does in contravene?


  • Registered Users Posts: 6,371 ✭✭✭ Jim_Hodge


    The bit in bold is 100% correct.

    Laughable. GDPR doesn't come anywhere near it.


  • Registered Users Posts: 31,874 ✭✭✭✭ o1s1n


    The bit in bold is 100% correct.

    It's actually not and just goes to show how much you know about GDPR.

    You're not being discriminated against by the way, just put a mask on and you can go in, nobody is stopping you.

    You're the one making the decision not to go in by not wearing the mask.


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 3,181 ✭✭✭ CinemaGuy45


    jaxxx wrote: »
    As if further proof was needed of the 'south pole talking'.. .. ..

    Are you a child have you got a mental problem?

    :rolleyes:

    I won't be replying to you again.


  • Registered Users Posts: 286 ✭✭ Bicyclette


    Stay home then please.

    My elderly mother who has a serious cardiac problem can wear hers.

    But then, she isn't unconscious and and is most definitely not intellectually impaired.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 17,359 ✭✭✭✭ Maryanne84


    I am one of many people exempt from wearing a face covering.

    Let me also state I am a skeptic of the current reaction to the Covid situation but that does not alter the fact that I and many other are exempt.

    Children and those who fall into certain categories are not required to wear a face covering.

    Refusing service to people who are not required to wear a face covering is breaking the law.

    I have seen it on this board many times that a business can refuse service and yes this is true but if they do it on the grounds of illegal discrimination they are breaking the law and they can be sued for damages.


    Businesses can encourage the use of face coverings but once somebody states they have an exemption by law that is the end of the matter.

    NOBODY has a right to ask the nature of an exemption including the Guards.

    I have had it with the mask Nazis it has put me off going out anywhere.

    I wear my mask to protect YOU. You should return the favour.


  • Registered Users Posts: 3,230 ✭✭✭ jaxxx


    colm_mcm wrote: »
    Which category does the mask stuff fit into?
    Hmm. Could a case be made for 'conspiracy' under religion? I mean, on the face of it they're 2 separate things entirely but.. .. I certainly don't see it fitting in anywhere else!


  • Registered Users Posts: 8,525 ✭✭✭ John_Rambo


    It's a tough one for an adult who's exempt to wear a mask for medical reasons to head out to the shops without one. There's going to be conflict.

    I know lots of people with various ailments from asthma to lung problems and a few with serious illnesses that wear them, my mother included. But I don't know any that can't actually wear a mask over their mouth and nose.

    Can I ask what illness you have that prevents you from wearing one?

    I presume your questionable attitude to the people enforcing it for their own safety that (in fairness) has manifested from you not being able to wear one and getting grief. It would shed more light on your post and stop posters questioning the legitimacy of your claims.


  • Registered Users Posts: 3,230 ✭✭✭ jaxxx


    Are you a child have you got a mental problem?

    :rolleyes:

    I won't be replying to you again.


    Says the one who claims GDPR in relation to being asked why you're not wearing a mask.. .. ..


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 3,181 ✭✭✭ CinemaGuy45


    John_Rambo wrote: »
    It's a tough one for an adult who's exempt to wear a mask for medical reasons to head out to the shops without one. There's going to be conflict.

    I know lots of people with various ailments from asthma to lung problems and a few with serious illnesses that wear them, my mother included. But I don't know any that can't actually wear a mask over their mouth and nose.

    Can I ask what illness you have that prevents you from wearing one?

    I presume your questionable attitude to the people enforcing it for their own safety that (in fairness) has manifested from you not being able to wear one and getting grief. It would shed more light on your post and stop posters questioning the legitimacy of your claims.

    I don't have to prove anything.

    But yes I 100% can not wear a mask and yes I have tried.


  • Registered Users Posts: 4,459 ✭✭✭ Bubbaclaus


    Are you a child have you got a mental problem?

    :rolleyes:

    I won't be replying to you again.

    Lucky guy, getting a response from you exemption.


  • Registered Users, Subscribers Posts: 47,101 ✭✭✭✭ Zaph


    I am one of many people exempt from wearing a face covering.

    I've no problem with that, there are a lot of people who have genuine reasons for having exemptions. However, if someone is going to claim an exemption they should be required to produce a letter from their GP confirming this. The letter doesn't need to state the reason for the exemption, simply that in their opinion as a medical professional the bearer of the letter should not be required to wear a mask. That then separates those who have legitimate reasons for not wearing masks from the dickheads who scream about their rights being violated or the loons who believe that Covid is being spread by 5G masts.


  • Registered Users Posts: 31,874 ✭✭✭✭ o1s1n


    John_Rambo wrote: »
    It's a tough one for an adult who's exempt to wear a mask for medical reasons to head out to the shops without one. There's going to be conflict.

    I know lots of people with various ailments from asthma to lung problems and a few with serious illnesses that wear them, my mother included. But I don't know any that can't actually wear a mask over their mouth and nose.

    Can I ask what illness you have that prevents you from wearing one?

    I presume your questionable attitude to the people enforcing it for their own safety that (in fairness) has manifested from you not being able to wear one and getting grief. It would shed more light on your post and stop posters questioning the legitimacy of your claims.

    I remember someone with a similar arguement saying it was down to anxiety they had while wearing a mask. Made it impossible to wear one.

    Rather than trying to overcome their anxiety in a bid to keep everyone safe, they decided that no, it was them being discriminated against for not being allowed to go mask less so they'd make it everyone else's problem.

    That's literally the only reason I can think for someone not being able to wear one. Aside from actually having to wear some kind of breathing apparatus that would interfere with a mask.


  • Posts: 0 [Deleted User]


    I don't have to prove anything.

    Unfortunately, in some circumstances you kinda do.
    Wearing masks on public transport and certain retail outlets, is mandatory.
    Fines on the spot are being introduced, if you do not wish to get such a fine, then you will have to satisfy a member of An Garda Siochana as to your exemption.


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  • Closed Accounts Posts: 3,181 ✭✭✭ CinemaGuy45


    Zaph wrote: »
    I've no problem with that, there are a lot of people who have genuine reasons, for having exemptions. However, if someone is going to claim an exemption they should be required to produce a letter from their GP confirming this. The letter doesn't need to state the reason for the exemption, simply that in their opinion as a medical professional the bearer of the letter should not be required to wear a mask. That then separates those who have legitimate reasons for not wearing masks from the dickheads who scream about their rights being violated or the loons who believe that Covid is being spread by 5G masts.

    There is no requirement under the guidelines for the bit in bold.

    That bit would keep you happy but loads of dickheads would be demanding something else.

    How about just obeying and accepting the guidelines that are in place?


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