Hope everyone is keeping well ?
I ‘ve worked in a care home for the last 7 years and have COPD, Asthma and emphysema. I have continually worked through this Covid pandemic after carrying out a risk assessment to both myself and residents in the care home. As I only carry out maintenance jobs in and around the home I would only wear a mask when working within 2 metres of a resident however my company has now changed their policy and are forcing me to wear a mask all the time when in the home. This is ok until it comes to doing physical things like climbing ladders, carrying equipment around etc in which case I find it very hard to control my breathing and catch my breath.
Has anyone got any advice please, I’ve tried speaking with my boss and she just says it’s company policy.