Guidance on Mask Exemptions

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The following information can be found in the latest Schools COVID-19 Operational Guidance dated February 2022

Direct quotes are in italics.

[/gva_block_heading][vc_column_text]Face coverings are no longer advised for pupils, staff and visitors in classrooms or communal areas.

Staff and pupils should follow wider advice on face coverings outside of school, including on transport to and from school.


Do mask exemptions apply in schools?

Yes, mask exemptions do apply in schools but please note face coverings are no longer advised in school settings.

A director of public health might advise you that face coverings should temporarily be worn in communal areas or classrooms (by pupils, staff and visitors, unless exempt).


Does my child need a medical exemption?

NO – there is no such thing as a medical exemption for face coverings in a school setting or otherwise and your GP will not give you one.


Does my child have to wear a mask on educational trips?

  • No your child does not .


Can schools discriminate against children who do not wear masks?

Absolutely not!


No pupil should be denied education on the grounds that they are, or are not, wearing a face covering.