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Mask exemptions for facial skin diseases: are they warranted?

Kajal Patel and Rosemary L Nixon
Med J Aust 2022; 216 (9): . || doi: 10.5694/mja2.51513
Published online: 16 May 2022

To the editor: Clinicians are faced with requests for mask exemptions but guidance remains limited. In keeping with the Australasian College of Dermatologists’ guidelines,1 we believe skin problems are rarely severe enough to warrant exemption.

  • Kajal Patel
  • Rosemary L Nixon

  • Occupational Dermatology Research and Education Centre, Skin Health Institute, Melbourne, VIC


Correspondence: kapatel91@doctors.org.uk

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