Is it time to mask up?

Rory asks the following questions about the wearing of masks…

On the 24th July, so next Friday now new legislation in the UK means the wearing of face masks will become mandatory in shops as in it will become law no choice you have to do it. Failure to comply will result in a £100 fine for non-compliance and will be enforced by the police as well as staff in the shops themselves.

Now the question is actually two fold about masks with a twist.

1] Are you currently wearing face masks when you go out into public wherever you are in the world and 2] what type of masks are you wearing? [As in practical or stylish?]

Also how do you feel about the wearing of masks? Do you see it as a protection or an infringement on your civil rights?

I do wear a mask when I go out and about. I wear them in shops, and on public transport. Or in a crowded place. But then, its mandetory here now.
Failure to wear a mask in a store, or on public transport automatically means a 2.500 euro fine and you could be sent to prison for up to six months.
I think its better to wear one as its better to be safe and keep others safe…better to be safe than sorry IMO!
I wear either a disposable mask like they use in a hospital, or else I do have some cotton ones that you can rewash although I almost prefer the disposable ones.
Its hard to breathe when wearing them but I persevere.
I am tired of people banging on about their rights, do they want to get sick, or worse still pass something on to others? Whose rights are they infringing on then?

Author: Carol anne

I am 40 years young. I'm blind and I have dissociative identity disorder, I also have complex PTSD. I blog about my life with these disorders. I live in Ireland.

9 thoughts on “Is it time to mask up?”

  1. It’s scientifically proven mask saves lives of both the person who wears it & those around that person but that seems less important over politics and personal comfort. Defiance will just prolong the effects of COVID-19 and both parties will loose as COVID-19 infection does not think twice.

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  2. I’m not a fan of masks, in all honesty. They make seeing out of my glasses difficult, when they steam up. It’s also allergy season, so it’s odd sneezing into such a confined space, but should you wear one. Yes!
    You need to take others around you into consideration. In Asian countries, Japan for example, they wear masks as common courtesy if they feel like they have a cold, they don’t want to pass that on.
    Find a mask that’s comfortable for you and follow the guidelines, it’ll pass in time. 😊

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  3. Idk anymore to be honest, I’ve seen tests saying that they work and others saying they do not help much at all, not the cotton ones I wear and most people wear here. We are mandated to wear them where I live but some don’t and lie and say they have a medical condition. It is what it is, I’m over it all. Until they come out with vaccine I’m sure we will have to wear them. Of course we will be in the same boat then so what’s the difference? Not everyone will get the vaccine and I’m not sure I want to be a guinnea pig for it either.

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    1. Yeah I just don’t know whether I will get it or not I’d like to think I would but I’m not sure, not until it’s fully tested I don’t know would I feel safe taking up the vaccine


      1. And a lot of people feel the same way, so a lot won’t get it. So if that’s what they are waiting before to have us stop wearing masks it makes no sense. Say half the country gets the vaccine and half doesn’t and nobody wears masks will we not still have the spread happening? Of course we will. Maybe less people but it’s still going to happen. And what are the long term side effects of this vaccine when it does come out? Nobody knows.

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  4. As of this past Friday we’ve been mandated to wear them but we won’t be fined if we don’t. I feel like it’s something we just need to do to get ourselves through it. Personally, I have a really hard time with it–it induces panic attacks and flashbacks–but I still am compliant. For me, it’s going to come down to whether or not I really need something at the store–thankfully I’m not much of a shopper. My T said he would write me a note but I’m trying my best for now. People are protesting and making up fake cards saying they can’t wear them and it’s frustrating for people who actually can’t wear them.

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    1. I know what you mean. It’s hard to breathe when you’re wearing one. At least I find it very hard to get in there. I’m complaint as well though. Better to be safe than sorry I think


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