I'm happy to have found this website.
I'm a bartender currently working in Edinburgh and I've been on furlough for the past 4 months, I came back to work yesterday and I have been asked to wear a face mask or face shield. I have respiratory issues (chronic sinusitis and both daily and sleep Apnea) and severe diagnosed anxiety and I explained to my manager I can't work like that, I almost had a panic attack yesterday. I refused to wear it and I am expecting a complaint from management. If this happens, is that a way I can "fight" this?
The lockdown has made my depression and anxiety worse (I had to increase the doses of my SSRI) and everywhere I go I get treated like a leper, and I'm so tired to explain at the entrance of every shop that I cannot cover my mouth and nose.
I would like to find someone to talk to that is not compliant with this madness, since the lockdown I have been refusing to hold friendships with people who supported this.