Face covering guidance

Face covering guidance for school has changed – students need to wear a face covering in school

(This is correct as of 5pm 1st September 2020)

As of 8th August the government required people over the age of 11 to wear coverings in public indoor settings where they are likely to come into contact with someone they ‘do not normally meet’. Until the afternoon of Friday 28th August this did not apply to schools.

After I wrote to parents with the FAQs letter on Friday 28th August, the government published new guidance to schools recommending the wearing of face covering in communal areas outside the classroom where the layout of the school makes it difficult to maintain social distancing eg corridors, toilets, stair cases and changing rooms.

To this end we are required to update our instruction about face coverings for students returning in September.

Students will be expected to:

  • provide their own appropriate face covering every day.
  • wear their face covering inside any school building (optional in lessons)

Students will need to show their pastoral manager on the gate that they have their face covering with them at the start of every day.

The uniform policy addendum will be updated to add a face covering as a compulsory item of apparel.

I do fully appreciate your frustration at the ever changing government guidance, however, we believe that secondary school aged students will already be used to wearing a face covering as a responsible member of the community. Should you have any queries or concerns please do contact us at office@bridlingtonschool.org.uk

Download the latest Uniform Adendum here

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