It’s a tricky situation isn’t it? Some of the mask exemptions, such as asthma, are actually more likely to make folk cough... It’s naturally going to concern some of the people around them.I went to M&S yesterday and was hoping for a tasty cream tea.
Some woman in the queue behind me joined without a mask. OK.
She starts coughing behind me.
In the end I left the queue. It may be she has some pre-existing lung condition or illness but Jesus, if you are already ill and potentially most at risk from the virus, what the **** are you doing going to the shops without a mask.
I will have to leave open that perhaps there was some unknown reason permitting her to legitimately be there with that cough (in which case my ‘evils’ weren’t warranted) but I wasn’t taking that risk.
My better half, Cara, is severely asthmatic, and so exempt, but would rather wear a mask, and does so for 11 hours a day. She says the only slight niggle it causes her asthma is when it’s warm, the super warm air behind the mask irritates it. It doesn’t restrict her breathing or anything, just irritates her.