Hey fellow Earthlings!
Here is my mask exemption story, in response to people asking me about how I'm walking around without a mask despite being in an area with 'mask mandates'.
Oh, and you can meet Roger! (the Rat)
To clarify, I support freedom of choice and sovereignty, and am not here to tell anyone what to do. I am simply sharing my story in case it helps you know your rights and navigate your own path during these crazy times.
I am also sharing information relevant to my area, so you may need to look up relevant info in your own region.
Although it goes without saying, you are a sovereign being responsible for your own choices and I am not responsible for anything you choose to do or not do. Right? Right.
Below is some info and links I mentioned in the video::
First, the printable mask exemption card from the department of health government website is here:
(because people love a fucking piece of paper!) I have printed it, cut it out, glued both pieces back to back and put it in a lanyard to wear around my neck. Hold it up when you're going through a door and say, "I have an exemption." and Bob's your uncle.
Mask Exemption Criteria - PLEASE NOTE, THIS HAS CHANGED AS OF 22nd July 2021
This is for New South Wales, so please look up the relevant info in your own area:
NEW RULES: They are now saying you are meant to have a medical certificate or statuary declaration about your reason for exemption.
NEW INFO on that page:
If you are in a situation where masks are mandatory, a regulatory officer can ask you to confirm the lawful reason you are not wearing a face mask.
If asked by a police officer, you must show them either
You must also carry and produce evidence of your name and address to a police officer if requested.
A statutory declaration will require you to identify your disability, physical or mental health illness or condition and declare
OLD INFO FROM THAT SAME PAGE:
"If you are stopped by a regulatory officer in a setting where masks are mandatory, they will ask you to confirm the lawful reason you are not wearing a face mask.
Officers will only issue penalty notices if you clearly refuse to wear a mask without a lawful reason.
If you have a condition that prevents you from wearing a mask, you may wish to ask your registered health practitioner or disability care provider to issue a letter confirming this. However, this is not a requirement under the public health order.
In other circumstances, if you are eating or drinking, or there is an emergency, you will not be expected to continue wearing a mask."
Discrimination Act & Privacy Act - which includes exemption criteria and the shit businesses can get in for refusing to serve people who are exempt from wearing masks.
There is a lot of info out there, so I hope this helps you feel more confident standing your ground and going mask free if this matters to you.
You are invited to my free online event Stand Your Ground, a zoom circle for women to deepen into your power and feel the support of the sisterhood. You can see more and sign up HERE.
If you want to connect, feel free to email me HERE.
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These here are WILD times.
We are the ones we've been waiting for.
Thank you for being part of the change.
AND SO IT IS.