DfE Guidance around face coverings (Yrs 7 and above)

In line with the new national restrictions and guidelines, we are now requesting that students wear face coverings in all communal areas and when walking around the school. They do not need to wear these outside, when eating or drinking in the canteen, or in the classroom. Please ensure your child has a clean face covering when they attend school each day. If a student is exempt from wearing a face covering, please can parents/carers let us know. Below is an excerpt from the Department for Education guidance.

In schools where pupils in year 7 and above are educated, face coverings should be worn by adults and pupils when moving around the premises, outside of classrooms, such as in corridors and communal areas where social distancing cannot easily be maintained. This was already the case for pupils in year 7 and above, and staff and visitors for those schools that were in areas where local alert level ‘high’ and ‘very high’.

Some individuals are exempt from wearing face coverings and we expect adults and pupils to be sensitive to those needs.

Face coverings should also be worn by pupils in year 7 and above when travelling on dedicated school transport to secondary school or college.”

Thank you for your assistance in this.

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