Across the world, the Covid-19 pandemic has had long-lasting effects on society. Some of which include new rules and regulations when using transport such as trains, buses and planes. As a result, this page is designed to give you helpful tips or information on how to cope with said rules in the context of trigeminal neuralgia.
For those with TN, mask wearing may not be possible due to it irritating or touching trigger zones. However, there are a few options for those with TN, which include:
Face coverings, e.g. masks, are currently required for travelling on any public transport (TFL) in London. While it is no longer compulsory by other route operators, often it is encouraged.
The use of a visor: Visors come in either a spongey head band or as a pair of glasses with a face shield. Both of these are acceptable face coverings and may not rest on trigger zones.
Wearing a sunflower lanyard: The sunflower lanyard was designed for hidden disabilities. As TN is often not physically obvious, this could be an option for some sufferers.
TNA Alert Card Or App
The TNA alert card or app is full of information. If questioned, showing this information should be more than sufficient in explaining why a face covering cannot be worn.