Do you wear a face covering?

Alexander.

Member
Who wears a face covering? Are you wearing the mask out of choice or has your government made this mandatory for the time being? England has made them compulsory for public transport and from Friday 24/07/2020, they will be required in supermarkets too.

I'm exempt on medical grounds.
 

Empire

Member
Nope, ever since it has been started I don't wear one at all. And those that are exempt from wearing one, How can they prove it? or what's needed to be done! does anyone know?

I phone my local doctor regards wearing mask to be exempted and he said he has no idea.....
 

Clout

Member
I don't really get close to anyone for the need to wear one. In fact, the guidelines state that everyone should be distant from one another, so I try to keep well away from other people when I'm out in public.
 
I have to for work, since I work retail I'm okay with it. I'm also now wearing it while going out, since there are more and more people walking about.
 

MicroNort

Member
Used one properly for the first time today. Have some reusable ones on order that I'll be collecting Wednesday. The new norm is upon us!
 

Ash

Member
At the moment, most of the time I am at home right now as the lockdown is still being slowly eased away. I use my face mask for my driving lessons right now but will have to use it for shopping and public transport as well soon
 

Paladin

Paradox of Nothingness
Moderator
Depends on where I am. If I'm in my house, no.
Outside of my house? Well, where I live, I have to wear the mask any time I venture outside of my house - government order.
Even if I wasn't forced to wear a mask, I would still voluntarily slip one on my face as well as practice social distancing.
 

MrMerbles

Member
I live in Canada and our government has made it mandatory to wear a mask while out in public. If you compare covid stats between Canada and the USA, it's night and day that masks do in fact work and prevent the spread of the virus...the difference is in the millions
Covid Canada
Covid USA
 

AzH

Member
This is my face covering.

 

Gmorning

Member
I always wear masks, don't really get why people choose not to wear them. It's so comfy, you also can do faces to people and they won't know lol
 

Darth Vaper

Member
Of course I do. We are in the midst of a pandemic that has killed 900,000 people who were loved and are missed. This virus has caused so much tragedy and pain. So yes, I am neither a monster or mentally compromised so I wear a mask any time I leave the house.
 

Paladin

Paradox of Nothingness
Moderator
Two months after posting here for the first time, my opinion still hasn't changed.
I wear a mask whenever I have to step foot outside my house, and I'm fine with it.
 

FaceHugger

Member
I've worn a mask since late March, but no eye protection. I started out with a sophisticated mask that is rated above a standard n95, but it's a little hard to breathe in and uncomfortable. So I purchased a large pack of cloth masks with a nozzle for the outer layer, but also has a second cloth layer that forms a pocket for standard small particle filters (of which I have around 20). I still wear the builky > n95 mask when I know I am going to be around others for a prolonged period - but the cloth masks are fine for a quick stop to the grocery store or a walk in the park when approaching others.

Wearing even simple coverings is one of the most effective ways to help protect yourself and others, especially when indoors, so I see not just as common sense but also a civic duty at this point.
 
I'm not exempt. I just don't like wearing them for too long. They feel strange. If you have health conditions, you may struggle to breathe if they cover your mouth and nose. But in busy shops, you should try to wear them otherwise since others have to. You might find yourself getting dodgy looks from people if they notice you're not wearing one, and they are.
 

Empire

Member
Well, Here in the UK it's being forced even more that shops can reject you if you not wearing them and might have to start wearing them in public streets also. Yet I'm still exempted for know with my badge. Had no problems of people looking at me and the shops don't care as long as you show the badge. Anyone else that are exempted from wearing them, good to know that.


Glad that when this is over and back to normal ish- with osh at the end. Well ish osh. Bosh!
 
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