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Coronavirus (COVID-19) Roadmap – Update

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Roadmap – guidance for education settings: Face Coverings.

From 17 May, in line with Step 3 of the roadmap, face coverings will no longer be recommended for pupils and students in classrooms or communal areas in all schools.

Face coverings will also no longer be recommended for staff in classrooms.In all settings we continue to recommend that face coverings should be worn by staff and visitors in situations outside of classrooms where social distancing is not possible (for example, when moving around in corridors and communal areas).

The reintroduction of face coverings for pupils, students or staff, may be advised for a temporary period in response to particular localised outbreaks, including variants of concern.