Face mask exemptions
We’re following the latest government, World Health Organisation, and industry regulatory guidance by requiring face masks or face coverings to be worn at all times onboard and throughout the airport.
You may remove the face mask for only the following reasons:
1. To avoid harm or injury, or the risk of harm or injury, to yourself or others
2. To eat or drink where it is reasonably necessary to do so, or removing your face covering to take medication
There are some exemptions that apply to the wearing of face masks or face coverings:
1. If you cannot put on, wear, or remove a face covering without severe distress, or due to any physical or mental illness or impairment, or disability (within the meaning of section 6 of the Equality Act 2010)
2. If you are travelling with, or providing assistance to, another person who relies on lip reading to communicate
3. Children 11 and under unless you are travelling to/from the US*
* All travellers to/from the US aged 2 and over must wear a face mask at all times in the airport and onboard. The same exemptions apply.
- Our team may ask you to show a formal notification of your exemption in the form of a certificate or letter signed by a suitably qualified health professional when you arrive at the airport.
- If you travel without formal notification of your exemption, and choose not to wear a mask at the airport or onboard, you may not be permitted to travel with us at this time.