I've been made aware of an issue with a Race Entry. This doesn't affect me personally, but this is a serious issue.

A runner, who is exempt form wearing a face covering, has had an entry cancelled.

The race information said that if you are exempt, you should provide proof. Because the athlete informed the RO that they would not be wearing a mask and would not be providing proof.

It is not good enough to state "please bring proof of your exemption" because proof doesn't exist.

The Government gives guidance on exemptions.
The HSE also.

They both make it clear exemption is a personal self-certification.

The FRA need to urgently review this. I might have missed it, but there seems no guidance on how to manage mask exemptions for competitors, or marshalls come to that.

There has to be a reasonable, non-discriminatory way to handle this tactfully.