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How do you determine between those who choose not to wear a mask because <insert tinfoil reason here> and those who genuinely can't wear a mask ?

To the best of my knowledge. You can legally ask someone if they have a condition which prevents them from wearing a mask BUT you can't ask them specifically what condition that is.

For you to blanketly declare those who can't/wont wear a mask should 'stay home' is ridiculous
I asked at the Apple Store last time I was in because they were being very diligent asking people if they'd had symptoms, checking temperatures and also checking mask types (they weren't allowing buff-type bandana masks and made my son swap his for a disposable one they gave him).

The shop assistant said about 1 in 10 customers presented at the door without a mask. All of these were asked if there was a reason why they weren't wearing one and whether they would wear one in store. According to him, 9 out of 10 of those challenged in that way would then put on a mask.

It's not very scientific, but that indicates perhaps 1 in a hundred Apple Store customers can't wear one (perhaps also 'won't', but the security staff on the door were being pretty firm, so I imagine most people who don't want to wear a mask but do want to buy an iPhone suddenly find a reason to be pragmatic). That figure is comfortably less than the proportion of the Great Unwashed I witnessed shuffling around the shopping centre outside anyway.
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I asked at the Apple Store last time I was in because they were being very diligent asking people if they'd had symptoms, checking temperatures and also checking mask types (they weren't allowing buff-type bandana masks and made my son swap his for a disposable one they gave him).

The shop assistant said about 1 in 10 customers presented at the door without a mask. All of these were asked if there was a reason why they weren't wearing one and whether they would wear one in store. According to him, 9 out of 10 of those challenged in that way would then put on a mask.

It's not very scientific, but that indicates perhaps 1 in a hundred Apple Store customers can't wear one (perhaps also 'won't', but the security staff on the door were being pretty firm, so I imagine most people who don't want to wear a mask but do want to buy an iPhone suddenly find a reason to be pragmatic). That figure is comfortably less than the proportion of the Great Unwashed I witnessed shuffling around the shopping centre outside anyway.


I think i get your point, which is if more security staff at stores were to act firmer, then more people would wear masks voluntarily (please correct me If I'm misunderstanding)

The issue i take with the above is security staff being firm part.

If person A walks in and is challenged and is asked 'is there a reason why you can wear a mask?' All person A has to do is say, 'yes, there is' nothing further needs to be said, nor can be asked about why.

If security were then to refuse entry and a Person A has a legitimate medical reason as to why they don't have to wear a mask Apple would find itself in a whole lot of trouble legally.

Businesses are in a difficult situation attempting to deal with these situations. One wrong move against the wrong person and it will be negative publicity and the pitchfork wielding hordes demanding 'Sun justice'
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