A High Court challenge to remove the mandatory face mask rule when sitting the Leaving Certificate has failed.


Alice Heron

A mother, on behalf of her son, took  High Court action against the mandatory face mask regulation, as she claimed her son would have his migraines agitated by wearing a mask
during his Leaving Certificate exams.

No specific evidence on the sons migraine claims was brought forward, and the family GP carried out a risk assessment between the risk of a migraine against the risk of catching Covid 19. However, reports from the World Health Organisation and the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control listing migraines as a side effect from prolonged mask wearing were presented.

The mother had failed to establish an arguable case, and the application was dismissed.


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