Face Mask Exemption Cards


The exemption cards are designed to help you explain your medical condition and why you cannot wear a mask. The front of the card states:

“I have a medical condition that prevents me from wearing a face covering. I am exempt from wearing a face covering in accordance with the HugsOverMasks.ca Exemption Card.”

The back of the card includes information about REAL Mask Sickness, which is an umbrella term for various medical conditions that can be exacerbated by wearing a face covering. It also includes links to resources and further information about REAL Mask Sickness.

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1. A letter from a medical professional confirming the individual’s medical condition or disability that prevents them from wearing a face covering.

2. An identification card issued by a government agency indicating the individual has a disability that prevents them from wearing a face covering.

3. A document issued by an educational institution, daycare, or other organization indicating the individual has a disability that prevents them from wearing a face covering.

4. A signed statement from the individual confirming their medical condition or disability that prevents them from wearing a face covering.


If you are exempt from the Provincial Health Officer’s regulation mandating face mask usage, you should follow the advice of your healthcare provider and take all necessary precautions to protect yourself. Depending on your individual circumstances, this may include avoiding public places or wearing a face shield instead of a face mask.

Under the Canadian Human Rights Act (CHRA) and the Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act (PIPEDA), you are not required to disclose your medical condition to anyone. The CHRA prohibits discrimination based on disability, while PIPEDA protects personal information from unauthorized collection, use, or disclosure. Therefore, it is up to you whether or not you choose to disclose your medical condition.

The Canadian Human Rights Commission is responsible for investigating and resolving complaints of discrimination. The Commission also provides education and information about human rights to the public.


This can lead to a variety of health issues, including fatigue, dizziness, and headaches.

This can lead to an increase in the severity of symptoms and even long-term health effects.

• ( 3 ) • REDUCED OXYGEN LEVELS Wearing a mask can reduce the amount of oxygen that is inhaled, leading to hypoxia (low oxygen levels). This can cause dizziness, fatigue, headaches, and other symptoms. It can also be dangerous for people with pre-existing respiratory conditions such as asthma or COPD.

The risk of multiplying virus risk due to mask wearing is real, but it can be minimized by taking certain precautions. First, people should ensure that their masks are properly fitted and made from materials that are breathable and comfortable. Second, people should practice good hygiene when wearing a mask, such as washing their hands before putting on the mask and avoiding touching the face or adjusting the mask while wearing it. Finally, people should avoid sharing masks with others and replace them regularly. Taking these steps can help reduce the risk of multiplying virus risk due to mask wearing.

This statement is scientifically flawed. While it is true that the weave of material masks may be too large to effectively filter out particles as small as COVID-19, which measure 80-49nm in size, this does not mean that wearing a mask is ineffective. Masks are still effective at trapping larger droplets and aerosols that contain the virus, which can help reduce the spread of infection.

Therefore, the effectiveness of masks in this context is effectively unproven.