Does my child have to wear a face covering in school?

Students who are attending education settings in Year 7 and above and adults (staff and visitors) should wear face coverings when moving around indoors, such as in corridors and communal areas where social distancing is difficult to maintain. It will not usually be necessary to wear face coverings in the classroom, where protective measures already mean the risks are lower, and they may inhibit teaching and learning. This does not apply to children that are in primary or early years settings.

Some children may be exempt from wearing a face covering, for a full list of exemptions see the website. No-one should be excluded from education on the grounds that they are not wearing a face covering.

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