Secondary school pupils will be made to wear face masks in lessons for ‘weeks’ when they head back to classroom on March 8
- Secondary school pupils will have to wear masks in classrooms ‘for weeks’
- The new rules come as part of plans to safely reopen schools on March 8
- Boris Johnson made the announcement as part of his roadmap out of lockdown
Secondary pupils will have to wear masks in the classroom ‘for several weeks’ to allow schools to safely reopen from March 8.
Prime Minister Boris Johnson outlined the new rules as he sets out his roadmap out of lockdown today.
He told the Commons there is a ‘greater requirement’ for masks in secondary schools for a ‘limited period’ until they are back up and running.
The first steps to freedom from lockdown will prioritise reopening schools and reuniting families, Boris Johnson said last night. On March 8, all pupils will return to the classroom as part of the first of four steps towards getting the country back on its feet.
The reports come with ministers looking to tighten up mask rules in schools to help build up parents’ confidence that they’re safe.
More to follow.