Environmental Health - Public Health
Moray Council Environmental Health Section has a duty under the Environmental Protection Act 1990 to investigate situations where there may be a risk to your health or a nuisance is being caused which significantly affects your enjoyment of your property. These are known as public health nuisances.
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Face covering exemption cards
Supporting everyone to feel safer.
The Scottish Government has produced a face covering exemption card, to support those who are unable to wear one to feel more confident and safe when accessing public spaces and using public services.
Cabinet Secretary for Social Security and Older People Shirley Anne Somerville said:
"Everyone who can do so is legally obliged to wear a face covering where it is mandatory by law. But there are some people who cannot, due to health conditions, disabilities or other special circumstances where a covering may cause difficulty or distress.
"Discrimination against people in this situation is unacceptable and will not be tolerated,
"We have developed this card in conjunction with a range of equality stakeholders as something which can clearly communicate to others if you are exempt from the regulations."
The face covering exemption card is branded with the Healthier Scotland and NHS Scotland logos under the FACTS for a safer Scotland campaign.
A physical card can be requested from Disability Equality Scotland to wear on a lanyard or hold in a wallet, while a digital card is also available to be displayed on a phone, tablet or other device.
Morven Brooks, Chief Executive Officer of Disability Scotland, said:
"Since face coverings became mandatory, we have been inundated with calls from our members, many of whom cannot wear face coverings or a variety of health reasons.
"The launch of the Scottish Government exemption card will help disabled people to feel more comfortable and confident to go about their daily lives free from fear and harassment and abuse."
Joseph Carter, Head of Asthma UK and British Lung Foundation Scotland, said:
"We are pleased that a Government backed exemption card has been created and we hope this will ensure no one faces any more prejudice during this very stressful time."
Physical and digital cards are available to request online from 29 October at www.exempt.scot or via a free help line on 0800 121 6240.
The legislation defines which matters constitute a statutory nuisance
- Any premises in such a state as to be prejudicial to health or a nuisance;
- Smoke emitted from premises so as to be prejudicial to health or a nuisance;
- Fumes or gases emitted from premises so as to be prejudicial to health or a nuisance;
- Any dust, steam, smell or other effluvia arising on industrial, trade or business premises and being prejudicial to health or a nuisance;
- Any accumulation or deposit which is prejudicial to health or a nuisance;
- Any water covering land or land covered with water which is in such a state as to be prejudicial to health or a nuisance;
- Any animal kept in such a place or manner as to be prejudicial to health or a nuisance;
- Any insects emanating from premises and being prejudicial to health or a nuisance;
- Artificial light emitted from premises or any stationary object so as to be prejudicial to health or a nuisance;
- Noise emitted from premises so as to be prejudicial to health or a nuisance;
- Noise that is prejudicial to health or a nuisance and is emitted from or caused by a vehicle, machinery, or equipment in a street or in Scotland, a road.
Your name and address will not be given to the person complained about without your permission. However you should be prepared to give us your name and address and you should also be aware that if the complaint is either dealt with by formal Notice or it ends in court action it will likely lead to the offender knowing who you are.
Further information on statutory nuisance can be found at the Scottish Government website.
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