Covid-19 Face Mask Exemptions

25 Aug 2021

Do you know that if you have a disability or health condition which makes wearing a face mask uncomfortable or means you’re unable to wear a face mask safely during all Covid-19 alert Levels as per recent Government mandates, you can be exempt from wearing one?

You can get an exemption card to show to bus drivers or at supermarkets etc. The use of this card is self-regulated and decided upon by you. However, the Ministry of Health encourage you to do the right thing & only use the exemption card if you need to.

To get an exemption card call the Disabled Persons Assembly NZ on 04 801 9100 or email Please be aware that the DPA is currently being inundated with requests, so they may not respond immediately.

You can get a printable version, or a card that you can show on your phone. For more information, please go to the Unite Against Covid-19 website.

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