MASKS ‘STRONGLY ADVISED’ FOR SCHOOL CHILDREN IN YEARS 7 OR ABOVE

Students in Year 7 or above are being ‘strongly advised’ to start wearing face masks in communal areas once again.

As hysteria breaks out about the new Omicron variant of COVID-19, those attending secondary schools are being urged to wear masks, although not in the classroom. From Tuesday morning they must also wear face coverings when using public transport.

Teachers and visitors are also being asked to wear face coverings in communal areas, unless exempt.

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Education Secretary Nadhim Zahawi has said:

“The news of a new variant – the so-called Omicron variant – will have understandably caused concern for people across our country, including our teachers, wider education and childcare staff, parents, pupils and students.

“We are already taking targeted and proportionate action as a precaution while we find out more information about the new variant.

“As we do, we will continue to prioritise children’s and young people’s education and wellbeing, making sure education and childcare settings are as safe as possible and children continue to benefit from classroom teaching.”

From 04:00 tomorrow (Tuesday), face coverings will be required in shops and on public transport for everybody. This is said to be a temporary restriction that will be revised in 3 weeks’ time – before Christmas.

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Miss sensible
Miss sensible
1 month ago

What a comment !!!
As hysteria breaks out !
This is a very inflammatory comment…..
Mask wearing is not a problem , it is respectful and very necessary to maintain the education system, haven’t the children suffered enough?????
I fund it is just a normal thing to do as I wear my mask when in shop’s crowded area’s etc ….
If we want any sort of Xmas just think hands face space fresh air…

Catherine Johnson
Catherine Johnson
1 month ago

As hysteria breaks out’…Probably not too far from the truth, at least in some of the media!

Bob Tanner
Bob Tanner
1 month ago

Seems few, if any, will avoid this virus given enough time. Let’s hope soon the mutations cause it to become weaker, as should it mutate to take the young not the old, then the world is doomed.

We must try to enjoy this Christmas as much as we can, for never since the war, has life been so unpredictable for ordinary folk.

Stay safe all.

Mr. James Smith
Mr. James Smith
1 month ago

Ready for the sheep to jump in. „Masks don’t work“, „I know better than the experts, Joe rogan told me“ etc etc

Miss sensible
Miss sensible
1 month ago

All you anti vaccers and anti mask wearer’s can mark me down all you like !!!!!
I won’t lose sleep over you so do your worst ….
Those that wear masks are the heroes here …..
Thumbs at the ready !!!!!!!!

Jonathan
Jonathan
Reply to  Miss sensible
1 month ago

Peeing myself with laughter Miss Sensible!! Lol. Shut the front door on your way out.
one born every minute.
we aren’t anti anything.
we have a choice in life.
best you go your way.
we will go ours.
Merry Crimbo?! Or is the B.Omicron (NoCrimbo).

Dr.jollop
Dr.jollop
1 month ago

They could jab me one hundred times if it is good for the community and society in general, not a problem. Jab away.
But try to touch my 12 year old and I would knock your block off !

 

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