Your name
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Managers Name
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Date

Dear
Re: Face coverings at work
I am writing to you about your request for me as one of your employees to wear a face-covering at work.
I note that wearing a face-covering at my place of work is now a current legal requirement under statutory rules. I have listed the businesses to which this requirement applies below, for clarity.
In England, employees in the following sectors must wear a face covering:

  • shops
  • supermarkets
  • bars
  • pubs
  • restaurants
  • cafes
  • banks
  • estate agents
  • post offices
  • public areas of hotels and hostels

I am writing to put you on notice that I am unable to wear a face-covering as I have a hidden disability. Therefore, attempting to force me to wear a face-covering at work is unlawfully discriminating against me, as I have a legitimate reason for not wearing one
Please find attached to this letter a notice regarding my hidden disability and a request that reasonable adjustments should be made for me at work as per s20 of The Equality Act 2010.
By law, you as my employer must consider making reasonable adjustments when:
· you know, or could be expected to know, an employee or job applicant has a disability
· an employee or job applicant with a disability asks for adjustments
· an employee with a disability is having difficulty with any part of their job
· an employee’s absence record, sickness record or delay in returning to work is because of or linked to their disability

Failure to make reasonable adjustments is a breach of s20 of The Equality Act for which you could be liable.

I look forward to your confirmation that you accept my position and trust I will not be challenged when I arrive at work without a face covering.

However, if you do wish to discuss any aspect of this letter, I am happy to attend a meeting befriended, at a mutually convenient date and time to be agreed between us.

Yours sincerely,

Your name
Your address

Managers Name
Firms name
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NOTICE OF DISCLOSURE OF HIDDEN DISABILITY FOR [YOUR NAME]
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Please take this notice as confirmation that I am disclosing to you my hidden disability of [state here your hidden disability], which prevents me from wearing a face covering in any setting, including at work.
Given my disclosure above I now request you as my employer make reasonable adjustments for me at work as per s20 of The Equality Act 2010, so that I can continue to carry out my employment without wearing a face covering.
Failure to make reasonable adjustments is a breach of s20 of The Equality Act for which you could be liable.
This notice has been sent in duplicate. Please sign and return to me one copy of the same to acknowledge your receipt.
Yours sincerely,