East Renfrewshire Council issues face mask guidance for schools

Picture: John Devlin.Picture: John Devlin.
Picture: John Devlin.
All pupils in East Renfrewshire secondary schools will need to wear face coverings in communal areas from Monday, August 31, following the updated Scottish Government guidance.

Any pupil using school transport, including primary and ASN, will also need to wear a face covering from Monday.

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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