The Sunflower Scheme comes to Lancaster

Wednesday 30-09-2020 - 15:30
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As we return to campus, face-coverings will be required in many areas, but not everyone will be able to comply

Students' with Disabilities Officer, Molly, has been working hard to ensure that those exempt from wearing face-coverings due to medical reasons don't face difficulties upon their return to campus.

The Sunflower Scheme is a nationwide initiative helping to discreetly signify hidden disabilities through the wearing of a sunflower badge or lanyard in public spaces. 

From next week, if you're unable to wear a mask due to medical reasons, you'll be able to pick up a sunflower lanyard to signify this on campus. Lanyards will be available for collection from your college or faculty hub from Monday September 21st.


Speaking about the project Molly said: "The Sunflower Lanyard Scheme is a fantastic way of symbolising hidden disabilities, and I am delighted that we have been able to bring it to Lancaster to represent mask exemptions. Wearing face coverings is incredibly important to stop the spread of COVID-19, but this doesn't mean that those who can't should face negative treatment. I hope that both students and staff will take the time to learn about this scheme to prevent this!"


If you have any questions or would like further information, you can contact Molly on Facebook 🡵  




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