Wearing Masks

Mask wearing in public is being more widely encouraged. Whilst some people may like wearing a mask, others may find it more tricky, either because of sensory issues, or because it's hard for them to understand why they need to wear a mask. Here are some resources which may help:

  • Easy read guidance about wearing masks is available here.

  • Some strategies for encouraging mask wearing.

  • Some people may experience anxiety or sensory issues. Buttons can be used to avoid the mask's elastic going round the ears, and for attaching the mask to glasses, a headband or a hat. Here are some alternative suggestions for mask wearing for those who wear glasses; and some ideas for making a headband with buttons.

  • This social story about wearing masks, courtesy of the Autism Research Institute, may help.

  • The Government guidance on wearing masks.

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