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Clarification on the wearing of face masks in school from 8th March

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We have had a few enquiries from parents in relation to the latest government guidance to schools regarding the wearing of face coverings in classrooms.
 
The guidance states that it is recommending that the use of face coverings in secondary schools be extended to all indoor environments, “including classrooms”, for a “limited period”. This does not apply in situations were wearing a face covering “would impact on the ability to take part in exercise or strenuous activity, for example in PE lessons”, the DfE said. Face visors or shields should not be worn as an alternative to face covering.
 
As this is a recommendation from the government, we will encourage and promote it in school – but students may elect to opt out if they, or their parents, choose to. Teachers have been instructed to promote face covering use but not to challenge their non-use.