1B: New - Child refusal to wear face mask in school

As the children are going back to school after this long lockdown, it has been ordered by schools that children must wear face masks all day at school and this for various reasons is unreasonable and has health risks not forgetting psychological risks to a child.  We have produced a template letter for parents whose children are between the ages of 11 years and 15 years 11 months whereby the parent has the right to refuse consent for their child to not wear a face mask for whatever hidden disabilities they may have.  

This letter can be copied and pasted, or downloaded in PDF - you will need to complete the details in the (Bracketed) areas and sign the letter, sending one copy to the Headteacher, one to the governing body and one copy to the local education authority.  If you can obtain someone to witness the letter who must be 18 years or over then this adds a little officialdom to the letter.

For parents of children 16 years and above, you do not now have a say in your child's medical interventions, it is deemed after 16 years that children can decide whether or not to wear a mask, be tested or vaccinated.  If your 16 yr old child (and above) wishes to remove these medical interventions then we have letters for adults and students on our website refusing such interventions, which they need to complete and sign.

**Remember to include your details in the relevant (Bracket) areas to personalise it**  *Please note we also offer three  clickable versions of the letter Microsoft Doc,  ODT  and PDF version which requires a PDF editor - see bottom of the letter.

Start to Copy & Paste letter here:

[Your name] 


Tel: [   ]  

Email: [   

Dated : (Today's Date)

For the attention of: (Head Teacher)

( School Address here)

Dear Sir/Madam 

For the urgent attention of The Head Teacher/Governing Body/Local Education Authority 

I wish it to be known that I DO NOT give consent for my child to wear a mask or face shield due to their hidden disabilities In accordance with my child's Human rights (Articles 3.1, 3.2 & 6.1, 6.3 UK law and UNESCO bioethics & human rights 2005 laws”): 

 UNESCO Bioethics & Human Rights 2005 Article 6.1 – Consent : Any preventive, diagnostic and therapeutic medical intervention is only to be carried out with the prior, free and informed consent of the person concerned, based on adequate information. The consent should, where appropriate, be express and may be withdrawn by the person concerned at any time and for any reason without disadvantage or prejudice. 

Article 6.3 In appropriate cases of research carried out on a group of persons or a community, additional agreement of the legal representatives of the group or community concerned may be sought.  In no case should a collective community agreement or the consent of a community leader or other authority substitute for an individual's informed consent. 

Any such attempt in contravention of my wishes as parent/guardian will be treated as common assault upon my child and in contravention of their human rights mentioned above and will be the subject of prosecution in law of those involved in this action.

 I also wish it to be known and understood that as from the date appearing on this document – that at no time whatsoever should my child (CHILD'S NAME) be treated differently and discriminatingly due to having hidden disabilities and is therefore EXEMPT in accordance with the Coronavirus Act 2020 where those persons suffering from hidden disabilities are exempt from wearing face masks and/or splash back Face shields and should my child named hereto be forced to either: 

1) Be requested to wear a mask or shield during their school day (Contravention of the UNESCO Bioethics & Human Rights Charter 2005 – Article 6.1 UK Law)

 b) Be questioned on the reason for their hidden disability (Contravention of the Equality Act 2010 – Section 15 – this incurs a fine of up to £9,000) c) Be treated differently to any other child at the school due to their hidden disability i.e. placed in isolation/separated from their peers/any act that differentiates my child/children from the rest of their class-mates/peers/children at the school (Contravention of the Equality Act 2010 - Harassment & Harrassment Act 1997– this offence incurs a fine of up to £9,000) 

Please note: It has been made mandatory that my child attends school ( due to fines being enforced during a child's absence) and as such this means that my child is no longer voluntarily attending school, they are being 'forced' to attend school and so this removes any such attempt to use 'voluntary' attendance as an excuse to enforce any medical interventions these include wearing a face mask, Covid Testing and Covid Vaccinations by claiming that consent is given merely by their 'forced attendance' at school. 

I wish it to be known that should the school at any time show any form of discrimination, prejudice  or threaten discrimination, I would kindly remind you that this is unlawful and will be liable for prosecution in accordance with my child's human rights. I wish the school to be advised that should my child at any time be refused education and/or discriminated against due to their disability at any time whilst in the mandatory charge of the school, I am within my lawful rights to remove my child from attending school in which the school environment is wilfully acting illegally and threatening the mental, physical health and safety of my child permitting me in law to keep my child from the school premises until the serious matters are dealt with by the Local Education Authority and in accordance with UK Law.

 Signed:                                                                  Signed: Parent                                                                    Child over age of 12 to 16 years


Witness Name

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