Mandates & Guidelines

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A commission or contract by which person 1 requests person 2 to perform some service gratuitously, the commission becoming effective when person 2 agrees.

In this type of contract, no liability is created until the service requested has begun. person 2 is bound to use reasonable care in performance, while person 1 is bound to indemnify against loss incurred in performing the service.
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You can see above that a mandate is a request and is only effective if agreed upon. So if a government mandates the wearing of masks for example, you only need to do it, if you gratuitously agree.

Gratuitously means a gift. This means, if you agree with the mandate, then you are giving a gift of whatever is mandated, in this case the gift of wearing a mask.

You must give this gift gratuitously, so it cannot be forced. If forced, it is not given gratuitously, therefore not a gift.

So no company in this example, has the right to refuse entry or service in an effort to force mask wearing.

This is the very same as a guideline. You only do it if you desire to. You cannot be forced or coerced. Mandate (or mandatory) sounds much stronger a term than guideline. So often this is used when they cannot say “it’s the law”. In the case of mask wearing, it was never law. Any company playing a recording saying it was (i.e. Lidl), were completely lying.

To get out of a mandate or guideline, simply express your desire, where necessary, to not comply. Just respectfully decline to obey any denial of service. Even going so far as to call guards for harassment and public order offences by the staff if necessary.

Case in point, current “Mandates” on mask wearing. You simply decline to wear a mask. If asked to leave, refuse to comply. Under no circumstances are you to shout, call names, or be otherwise disrespectful, aggressive, loud, abusive or threatening. As you will be asked to leave for any of this kind of behaviour and if you don’t, then you will be arrested for public order offenses. Keep it polite, respectful and professional at all times. But be assertive.

As long as you remain professional and respectful, they have no right to refuse to serve you or allow entry. However, this does not mean you can force your way past them. You simply waste their time educating them, ask for management if needed, and make any complaints necessary. It’s best to have your table of expenses handy exactly for these circumstances. This way they have been notified and are now in an unconditional contract with you should they continue to refuse you entry.