• DfE confirms U-turn over masks in schools

    Pupils and staff in secondary schools in high-transmission areas will be required to wear face coverings following a U-turn by the government. The Department for Education has tonight confirmed that it will revise its guidance on the use of face coverings in schools to state that in areas of national government intervention, face coverings “should be

    21.40 Aug. 25th, 2020 | News

  • Government to U-turn on masks in schools

    Staff and older pupils will be expected to wear face coverings in schools in England from September following a government U-turn, Schools Week understands. Ministers are expected to announce the change later today following growing pressure in the wake of a similar decision in Scotland and changes to World Health Organisation guidelines. It means staff

    13.23 Aug. 25th, 2020 | News

  • Pressure mounts on government over face coverings in schools

    The government is under growing pressure to review its guidance on the use of face coverings in schools, as one of England’s largest academy trusts announced it had ordered visors and masks for staff and some pupils. Oasis Community Learning, which runs 52 academies across England, will provide face coverings for all staff and visitors

    12.39 Aug. 25th, 2020 | News