A video that has gone viral on Twitter, shows a tense exchange between a disabled man and security staff, filmed in a Morrisons supermarket. The man who is shopping, is approached by two security guards and asked to wear a yellow sticker to demonstrate that he is exempt from wearing a face-covering. He declines. One of the guards then phones the police. The disabled man filmed it all on his phone.
The other security guard tells the man that it’s “just a policy” and that it reassures other customers that the man does indeed have a medical exemption from wearing a mask. In the video the man is heard telling the guard that if customers were to ask him, he would explain himself, but that he wouldn’t wear a yellow sticker.
Big Brother Watch UK has asked Morrisons for an explanation. Those who have a medical exemption are not under any obligation to explain themselves to staff and certainly not to other customers. In the video the man tells the security guard that policy or not, it’s surely totalitarianism. Of course it is. Who’s going to stop it though?