Event or venue organisers in England that choose to use the NHS COVID Pass as a condition of entry can decide whether to accept self-declared medical exemptions where an individual cannot vaccinate or test, ensuring they comply with the Equality Act 2010;
They are advised to be mindful and respectful where there are potentially circumstances where a customer or individual cannot safely demonstrate their COVID-19 status by taking a vaccination or a test. This could include people:
- With learning disabilities or autistic individuals, or with a combination of impairments which result in the same distress;
- Those suffering from or under medical supervision for acute or evolving serious diseases or those receiving palliative care or undergoing treatment with unpleasant side effects;
The customers may declare a medical exemption directly with the event or venue organisers, and neither the event organisers nor their staff should not ask for evidence of the exemption;
It advises the event or venue organisers to brief their staff that, in circumstances where they experience a customer entering the venue not ask these individuals to demonstrate their COVID-19 status through the NHS App;
It further advises that they may see an individual wearing a visual cue to indicate they are declaring a medical exemption from testing and vaccination; and
Please note any form of visual cue that indicates an exemption should be respected!
Our novelty NHS type “COVID Pass Exemption Cards” are the perfect “visual cue” that the card holder has some hidden disabilities and/ or medical exemption and is asking not to be discriminate against in breach of the Equality Act 2010;
If the event or venue organisers needs more information, then simply instruct them to scan the QR Code on the front of the card, and it will take them directly to the official NHS website that clearly explains the Exemptions to them!
The reverse of the card has simply statements politely informing them that unfortunately, due to hidden disabilities you cannot be vaccinated nor tested, and asking them to keep a safe distance and not to discriminate against you in breach of the Equality Act 2010…
The only thing that is “Mandatory” when it comes to Experimental Vaccinations is your Informed Consent!