Welsh Government issues statement on face coverings in schools amid coronavirus (COVID-19)

Welsh Government issues statement on face coverings in schools amid coronavirus (COVID-19)

The Welsh Government has announced that it will amend its operational guidance for schools and further education settings in relation to wearing face coverings amid coronavirus (COVID-19). Local authorities will be required to undertake risk assessments of their estates to determine if face coverings should be recommended for their staff and young people in communal areas. This will also include school and college transport. The overall interests of the young person must be given priority in these assessments and there must be no risk of exclusion from transport to school. At present in Wales, face coverings are recommended for all members of the public over 11 years in indoor settings in which social distancing cannot be maintained, including schools and school transport.

The newly published additional advice from the Technical Advisory Group following its review of the use of face coverings in schools can be accessed here.

Source: Statement on face coverings in schools and colleges

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