A RENFREWSHIRE charity is providing ‘Keep Safe’ cards and lanyards to residents who are unable to wear face coverings for health reasons.

I Am Me Scotland’s exemption cards and lanyards aim to inform members of the public that the holder is not required to wear a face mask.

Exemptions apply to those with a disability or health condition which prevents the safe use of a mask, or if a covering will cause them extreme distress and anxiety.

You are also exempt if you rely on lip reading to communicate or have a reasonable need to eat, drink or take medication.

A spokesperson for I Am Me Scotland said: “Please be kind, as some disabilities are hidden and no-one should be targeted because they are unable to wear a mask.”

A postal delivery of a card and lanyard costs £3.

To place an order, send an email to iamme@renfrewshire.gov.uk.

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