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Bit of a rant, but just got on the bus all adults are wearing a face mask and three teenagers just got all saying that as they are teenagers they are exempt. First time I've heard this. Is it true teenagers are exempt? I last heard that under 11s and those with certain health issues were exempt. Please correct me if im wrong.

chelseaturpin
1 month ago
What do you think of this?
MrsCraig
MrsCraig1 month ago

Depending where you are it is either under 11s or 12s who are except.

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Mick82
Mick821 month ago

That generation is being misinformed on social media and think we are all fools doing blindly what government wants got to let them figure these things out as having a go at them only cements there theory.

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SuzJ
SuzJ1 month ago

I've never head of that, I thought it was small kids and certain health conditions.

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chelseaturpin
chelseaturpin
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1 month ago

SuzJ thats what I thought so thats why I started this chat as im confused with the news at the moment

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Mango4
Mango41 month ago

Maybe they are just as confused as everyone else about all these different rules that are changing all the time. I know where I live in Wales there is no requirement for teenagers to wear masks on dedicated school transport, maybe that's the case where they are and thought it applied on all buses, so difficult to work out what's right and what's not anymore .

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Imnotcheap
Imnotcheap1 month ago

My daughter has to wear mask on college bus but no social distancing

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Mango4
Mango41 month ago

Imnotcheap Yes it seems to vary area to area council to council, neighbouring authority with us is enforcing it but ours is not, it's absolute mess and this is what everyone is so confused.

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Imnotcheap
Imnotcheap1 month ago

When I am they not exempt and honestly if I was I'd still wear one. We're not going out much still getting shopping online but if my kids go out anywhere but school they wear masks even though youngest don't have to they're 4 and 6 I want them to be safe as possible

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davidstockport
davidstockport1 month ago

I think you misunderstand the reason for face coverings, they are not to protect the wearer but to protect anyone your children get near to. (from the children).

The protection from masks is exceptionally minimal to the wearer (unless very specialised PPE masks).

If your children don't mind wearing masks - don't stop them.

If EVERYONE wore face coverings, when required, to protect others, it would drastically cut the spread of the virus.

This might explain better: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/face-coverings-when-to-wear-one-and-how-to-make-your-own/face-coverings-when-to-wear-one-and-how-to-make-your-own

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Js26
Js261 month ago

It’s absolute rubbish what they are saying but they have achieved what they wanted you fell for it and they got there bus ride!!!!

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chelseaturpin
chelseaturpin
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1 month ago

Js26 i didnt fall for it I wasnt driving the bus, i was told in my local area those 11 and under, or had any specific health issue are exempt from wearing 1

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hspexy
hspexy1 month ago

They’re not exempt. But as no one is enforcing it, there’s little that can be done

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chelseaturpin
chelseaturpin
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1 month ago

hspexy I didnt think they would be but thought the bus driver wouldve at least give them a warning and told them to wear 1 next time

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tumblespots
tumblespots1 month ago

I think they were swinging it, after all no-one challenges them these days. The rules are shown below copied from this site https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/face-coverings-when-to-wear-one-and-how-to-make-your-own/face-coverings-when-to-wear-one-and-how-to-make-your-own

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Letgetfreestuff
Letgetfreestuff1 month ago

Teenagers should wear a face mask and are not exempt. I think they said that because they think they can get away with it!

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chelseaturpin
chelseaturpin
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1 month ago

Letgetfreestuff sounds about right with young 1s these days, they get away with allsorts

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BusySparrowMum
BusySparrowMum1 month ago

I’m sure it’s only under 11 or people that are exempt for medical reasons?! I really don’t understand it ... protect yourselves people!!

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chelseaturpin
chelseaturpin
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1 month ago

BusySparrowMum this is what I thought too.

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Getsome
Getsome1 month ago

I saw some 5 year olds wearing masks in the shop and they were fine so teenagers not wearing mask is bollocks.

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Username44902
Username449021 month ago

What a pointless debate

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Username44902
Username449021 month ago

Jesus christ people

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