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face coverings update

face coverings update
posted 05 Nov 2020

Dear parent,

​You may have seen in the news this morning that the rules on face coverings in schools has changed. We have to follow the new instructions from the Department for Education.

In summary, FROM FRIDAY 6 NOVEMBER DURING NATIONAL RESTRICTIONS SECONDARY STUDENTS:

All secondary aged children must now wear a mask/face covering in any inside areas of school, corridors, going to the toilet, dinner queue and dinner areas . They can only remove their masks when sat down to eat or in an outside area / recreation zone.
 
As they enter the school site through the entrance by the sports hall they need to be wearing a mask/face covering. This may be removed when they are in their classroom at their desk after they have sanitised their hands.
 
If you feel your child is exempt from wearing a face covering due to a medical condition or disability please contact the school reception. School will then issue your child with a lanyard, which should be worn at all times.
 
If this is to continue after the end of the national lockdown in England (2 December), we will inform parents and students.

With every best wish,

St Martins School