22 Oct 2021

Christchurch woman urges more compassion for those who can't wear masks

From Checkpoint, 6:25 pm on 22 October 2021

A Christchurch woman who has a medical exemption to not wear a mask, says the judgement and stigma she faces in stores makes her condition even worse.

Jody Devine carries an exemption card to show she doesn't have to wear a mask, because of historic childhood trauma.

She told our reporter Rachel Graham she wants people to realise some people not wearing masks have legitimate reasons.