Teachers in England: how do you feel about masks in schools?
We would like to hear from teachers following the change to Covid restrictions in schools in England
Photograph: Toby Melville/ReutersYear 9 students wear protective face masks as they walk between classrooms on the first day back at school at Harris Academy Sutton, London.Photograph: Toby Melville/ReutersMon 29 Nov 2021 12.20 GMTLast modified on Mon 29 Nov 2021 12.21 GMT
Education unions have called on the government to extend mask-wearing beyond school communal areas and into secondary school classrooms.Following the emergence of the Omicron variant, theDepartment for Educationnow recommends the use of face coverings in schools in England for adults and children in Year 7 and above in shared spaces.
We would like to hear from teachers about their views on the changes to England’s rules. Do you think mask rules should be extended into classrooms? What other changes would you like to see? When restrictions were in place before, what do you feel worked and what didn’t? headtopics.com
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They are simple, cheap and effective, if worn properly. I cannot understand why we are not wearing masks in class already. Our European neighbours have had masks in schools without any issues. Helps protect children and teachers and fosters a caring ethos.
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