Coronavirus and Pulmonary Hypertension Coronavirus Advice

Mask exemption notice

If you have pulmonary hypertension, you do not have to wear a mask if it affects your breathing or makes your symptoms worse. You are exempt even in places where wearing a mask is required, for example on public transport in England and Scotland.

You can find out more about the exemptions on the Government website here

We understand that PH is an ‘invisible illness’ and therefore those around you may not understand why you are not wearing a mask. That’s why we have designed a printable notice that you can carry with you, and display if you are challenged.

Download the notice by clicking here

You can also save it your phone and show it on the screen.

If you would like a hard copy but don’t have a printer, please email office@phauk.org with your address and we will happily post you one free of charge.

Rather wear a badge? You can print and attach smaller notices to your clothing by clicking here

Last medically reviewed: July, 2020 • Due for review: July, 2023