Since 15 June, people travelling on public transport and people visiting hospitals are required to wear a face covering. This article explains what you can do if your child is unable to wear a face covering due to a disability or health condition.
The requirement to wear a face covering on public transport does not apply to children under the age of 11. Children under the age of three should not wear a face covering. If your child is older than 11 and unable to wear a face covering due to a disability or health condition, you can download a Journey Assistance Card and hold it up to the driver to show that they are exempt.
Sheffield Children’s Hospital
Any patient and accompanying adult must wear a face covering when entering any site of Sheffield Children’s Hospital.
There are some exceptions:
- Face coverings should not be used by children under the age of 3.
- Exceptions can be made for those visitors or patients with respiratory conditions, sensory needs and people who may find it difficult to manage them correctly. You can download and print one of these exemption cards to show to staff.
Please bring your own face covering; if happen to forget it, a mask will be provided for you. More information