THERE IS NO REQUIREMENT FOR A LETTER OR CERTIFICATE IN RELATION TO THE WEARING OF FACE COVERINGS.
The law unpinning the requirement for Face Coverings-
The Health Protection (Coronavirus) (Restrictions) (Scotland) Amendment (No. 4) Regulations 2020. Passed on 18th June 2020
Set out the Requirement to wear a face covering on public transport
Also set out the defence to a charge of committing an offence under the regulation with the definition of “a reasonable excuse”
In relation to the wearing of a face covering, a reasonable excuse includes—
- to seek medical assistance,
- to provide care or assistance to a vulnerable person, including to provide emergency assistance,
- to avoid injury, illness or to escape a risk of harm,
- where the person cannot put on, wear or remove a face covering—
(i) because of any physical or mental illness or impairment or disability (within the meaning of section 6 of the Equality Act 2010(4)),
(ii) without severe distress,
- to communicate with a person who has difficulties communicating (in relation to speech, language or otherwise),
- to eat or drink where reasonably necessary,
- to take medication,
- to remove a face covering temporarily to comply with a request by a relevant person or another person acting in the course of their duties, and for the purposes of this sub-paragraph “relevant person” has the meaning given by regulation 7(12).
The Health Protection (Coronavirus) (Restrictions) (Scotland) Amendment (No. 7) Regulations 2020. Passed on 9th July 2020
Sets out the Requirement to wear a face covering in a shop
It refers to Regulation 8(4) in relation to “a reasonable excuse” as above.
Therefore, there is no legal requirement nor any expectation that individuals show any documentation if challenged. It is a matter for the police and the courts to interpret and to enforce the Regulations.