Thursday 12 November 2020
Dubai Health Authority (DHA), in partnership with Dubai Police, announced that residents with certain medical conditions can apply for permits for exemption from wearing face masks.
DHA’s General Medical Committee Office will evaluate the applications, which must include a medical report confirming the applicant suffers from medical problems that can be aggravated by wearing a face mask.
Applications can be made through Dubai Police’s website. Apart from medical reports, key documents that must be submitted include the applicant’s Emirates ID.
The committee will evaluate the request and accompanying medical documents against certain criteria and conditions. The application will be processed within five days. The validity of the exemption granted to an applicant will depend on his or her health condition.
Categories of people eligible for a mask exemption include:
While wearing masks is not mandatory for people with exemptions, DHA encouraged them to wear a face mask in public places as far as possible to protect themselves and others from the risk of infection.