Pugwash wrote on 16 June:
> I have no problems in wearing
> a mask but as a person who lip
> reads as I have only partial
> hearing, it would be helpful
> if other mask wearers take in to
> consideration that I may ask them
> to repeat anything that is said to
> me. I have head the experience of
> people talking to me and I have
> asked them to repeat for them
> to get very aggressive .
The Health Protection (Coronavirus, Wearing of Face Coverings on Public Transport) (England) Regulations 2020, SI 2020/592, [www.legislation.gov.uk
"3.—(1) No person may, without reasonable excuse, use a public transport service without wearing a face covering.
4. For the purposes of regulation 3(1), the circumstances in which a person ('P') has a reasonable excuse include those where—
(b) P is travelling with, or providing assistance to, another person ('B') and B relies on lip reading to communicate with P; ..."
Whether it's manageable, practicable, safe, sensible. considerate of others, etc in any situation is another matter of course, but at least you're potentially, after explanation, saved the worry of its being deemed a breach of the regulation.
Edited 2 time(s). Last edit was june 17, 03:15pm by ianr.