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  • Scottish Government - updated guidance on face coverings in schools

    Created: 26/08/2020

    On 25 August 2020, the Scottish Government has updated its guidance for pupils and staff on the use of face coverings in schools and on school transport.

    In light of the latest scientific and public health advice, including World Health Organisation guidelines, face coverings should now (unless exemptions apply) be worn:

    • in secondary schools, by adults and all pupils moving around the school, such as in corridors and communal areas where physical distancing is difficult to maintain; and
    • on dedicated school transport by all children aged five and over.

    While staff and students can continue to wear face coverings if they wish to, face coverings will not generally be necessary in the classroom as there is greater scope for physical distancing and face coverings can have an impact on learning and teaching. However, it remains the case that where adults cannot keep 2m distance and are interacting face-to-face for a sustained period (about 15 minutes or more), face coverings should be worn.

     




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