Starting on Tuesday, English schoolchildren will once again be required to wear masks in schools to, it is claimed, slow the spread of the Chinese coronavirus.
The British government have re-introduced recommendations for mask requirements for secondary school pupils in England. Masks will be required for all pupils regardless of their vaccination status as of the 4th of January, the first day of the new term.
Masks for able-bodied pupils will now need to be worn in most school settings, such as when students are seated in the classroom.
The government has carved out two exemptions for the advice, including “situations where wearing a face covering would impact on the ability to take part in exercise or strenuous activity, for example in PE