Dear Department of Health,

I wasn't given a mask exemption despite my asthma and my inability to wear a mask without being unable to breathe. My doctor told me she was not allowed to provide me with a medical exemption. To whom must I apply for such an exemption?

Yours faithfully,

Mark Mitchell

FOI, Department of Health

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Dear Mark,


The Commonwealth Department of Health has published guidance regarding
mask wearing here:

[1]Masks | Australian Government Department of Health.


Public Health Orders relating to the wearing of masks have been introduced
by some state and territory governments. You can follow your local state
or territory government’s updates in relation to mask wearing here:

o [2]Australian Capital Territory
o [3]New South Wales
o [4]Northern Territory
o [5]Queensland
o [6]South Australia
o [7]Tasmania
o [8]Victoria
o [9]Western Australia

Kind regards,

FOI Team



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