The Scottish Government has outlined exemptions for the wearing of face coverings in public.
The exemption guidelines state that people are exempt from wearing face coverings if it causes them difficulty, pain or severe distress or anxiety to wear one. There are various reasons why an autistic person might find face coverings distressing, such as:
The feeling it has on their skin
A sudden change to their normal routine
Not being able to see parts of their own or others’ faces