Clarity on masks in school crucial to avoid future U-turns - the YEP says

Another day and another Government U-turn.

Thursday, 27th August 2020, 6:00 am
The move comes as teaching unions asked for clarity on wearing masks ahead of children going back to school next month

The Prime Minister has now abandoned advice that pupils should not wear face masks in English secondary schools.

Updated guidance reveals that in areas under local lockdown, face coverings should be worn when moving around corridors and communal areas.

The move comes as teaching unions asked for clarity on wearing masks ahead of children going back to school next month.

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Although Leeds is not currently under any local lockdown, education chiefs have warned pupils to take a “cautious approach”, adding headteachers should have the power to make the decision on whether to make masks compulsory.

At the heart of the debate around policy, the voices of those teachers should be heard loud and clear to avoid back tracking.

The country has already been on a huge roller coaster ride since March.

Clarity is crucial here to avoid this ridiculous U-turn merry-go-round.

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