Passengers travelling through Jersey's airport and harbour are no longer required to wear a face mask or face shield if they have a valid medical reason.
Currently everyone using the terminals has to wear a face covering but the Ports of Jersey now says people with certain medical conditions or hidden disabilities are exempt.
To ease the process and make their journey more comfortable a "Hidden Disability" face covering exemption card has been launched. People are asked to carry it with them so they can be easily identified by staff.
It is a similar process to the "Hidden Disability" lanyard scheme, which was introduced in December 2018 and alerts staff if someone needs additional time or consideration when travelling.
We are conscious that for some passengers the wearing of a face mask or shield can be very challenging when travelling through our ports, especially for those with a ‘hidden’ medical condition that is not immediately identified. Therefore, to make it more comfortable and reassuring for them we have extended our ‘Hidden Disability’ scheme to include this exemption card.
The free card can be collected from the Customer Relations Desk at Jersey Airport, but passengers must provide documented evidence of their need for this exemption, such as a medical certificate or doctor’s note.