People are being turned away from Asda because they’re not wearing a face mask, yet don’t have to wear one because they have a disability.
No police were involved, although normally that’s not the case and people are being escorted out of the store and if they don’t give their name and address the police are arresting people.
The remarkable thing is that if people were permitted to get on with their shopping, it would take less time than it would do to deal with all the bull Asda staff are creating.
People don’t go out looking for this nonsense, they’re literally going about their business and daily life, but this is how serious it’s becoming because now it’s encroaching on everyone’s daily lives and daily existence.
Now you can’t go about your business and most people don’t go shopping that often, maybe once a week or once a month, but I must say, please don’t take everything that I say as gospel, and if you have anything to add, your experiences in these stores, or anything comparable, please feel free to reply to this post, so that everyone knows what’s going on.
Many people have been going into supermarkets and are being turned away because they’re not wearing a face mask because of a disability, or are being asked to present evidence that they’re disabled.
However, on the Government website, it explicitly states that if you have an age, health or disability reason for not wearing a face covering, you don’t routinely need to show any written evidence of this, and you don’t need to show an exemption card.
This means that you don’t need to seek advice or request a letter from a medical professional about your reason for not wearing a face covering.
It then goes on to say that some people may feel more comfortable showing something that says they don’t have to wear a face covering. This could be in the form of an exemption card, badge or even a homemade sign.
Carrying an exemption card or badge is a personal choice and isn’t required by law, and it explicitly states it on the Government website, yet people are being asked to show evidence, when they don’t actually have to, and that folks is disability discrimination, which is against the law.
The superstore will tell you that their store is not a public space. But a public space refers to an area or place that’s open and accessible to all people, regardless of gender, race, ethnicity, age or socio-economic level, even if the store is privately owned, they’ve made it a public space by telling the public what hours they will be open from and what time they close.
Places such as squares, parks and connecting spaces, such as streets are also public spaces, even if they’re owned by a private company.
They’ve now put shop marshals in superstores to deal with non-compliance of masks.
These people are not the police and they can’t enforce anything, they can’t touch you, that then becomes assault, and that is an arrestable crime, and I can see over a period of time that these stores will be sued by numerous people.
I’m not implying that everyone shouldn’t wear a mask, if you’re not disabled in any way and can wear a mask, then, of course, you should wear one. Not just for the benefit of others, but also the benefit of yourself.
These people in the stores are just shop marshals asked to do a pretty demeaning job of being demeaning against disabled people and clearly, they have no respect for themselves, let alone disabled people.
This is not 1939, but it is becoming Nazi Britain – next Boris Johnson will be donning a moustache and everyone will be yelling heil Hitler.