Face Coverings from 17 May 2021
Dear Parents and Carers
Further to the government's announcement on Monday evening please see the excerpt below from the guidance regarding face coverings in education establishments. For anything outside of school please see advice from local or national guidance that may still apply. Your son may choose to continue to wear a face covering through personal preference.
Based on the current state of the pandemic and the positive progress being made, the additional precautionary measures put in place from the 8 March for public health reasons are no longer recommended. From 17 May, new advice applies to the use of face coverings by staff, pupils and students in schools and further education in England. This advice is in line with Step 3 of the roadmap.
When to wear a face covering in education
From 17 May, in line with Step 3 of the roadmap, face coverings will no longer be recommended for pupils and students in classrooms or communal areas, in all schools and FE providers. Face coverings will also no longer be recommended for staff in classrooms.