What should I do if I am exempt from wearing a face-covering?

Guidance for students who are exempt from wearing a face-covering.

You may be exempt from wearing a face-covering if you are unable to put on, wear, or remove one because of a physical or mental illness, or impairment, or disability, or if it causes you severe distress. If you are exempt, you may choose to use an exemption badge or card to present if you are asked about face coverings. Alternatively, you can use the hidden disabilities sunflower lanyard or cards (https://hiddendisabilitiesstore.com/shop.html).

Although the exemption cards and badges may be helpful, you are not obligated to carry or display an exemption badge and you should not be expected to produce these as evidence of exemption.

Exemption badge for mobile phone

Exemption badge to print

Exemption card to print

Important notice:

You should let us know as soon as possible if you are having to self-isolate by completing this online form.

If you have an urgent need that cannot wait until the next working day (Monday-Friday) – call us:

  • Between 10am and 4pm (Monday - Friday) and 11am - 2pm (Saturday and Sunday) call the COVID Enquiry Line on 0191 222 5101

Outside of these hours call Security on 0191 208 6817 (available 24/7)