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Secondary head tells students to wear face masks – despite government advice to say otherwise

Masks are now part of school uniform: secondary head tells students and staff to wear face cover when classes start again in September – despite government advice to say otherwise

  • Holmes Chapel Comprehensive School & Sixth Form College upheld the rule
  • It comes after the government’s advice that school masks are ‘not recommended’
  • Matt Hancock said, “If you’re in a class with kids all day, a mask won’t protect you.”

A high school in Crewe has defied government advice and announced that wearing face masks will be mandatory for all students and staff when it reopens in September.

Holmes Chapel Comprehensive School & Sixth Form College made the announcement in their latest newsletter, released July 17, despite government advice that face covers should not be worn in schools.

The official government website states, “Wearing a face cover or face mask in schools or other educational settings is not recommended.

Holmes Chapel Comprehensive School & Sixth Form College in Crewe (pictured) announced that wearing face masks will be mandatory for all students and staff when it reopens in September

Holmes Chapel Comprehensive School & Sixth Form College in Crewe (pictured) announced that wearing face masks will be mandatory for all students and staff when it reopens in September

Facial coverings can be beneficial indoors for short periods, where there is a risk of close social contact with people you don’t normally meet and where social distance and other measures cannot be maintained, for example, on public transport or in some stores.

“This does not apply to schools or other educational institutions.”

Suitable for students between 11 and 18 years old, Holmes Chapel has advised parents to buy their children a reusable navy mask for £ 3.

Holmes Chapel Comprehensive School & Sixth Form College made the announcement in their last newsletter, released July 17 (photo)

Holmes Chapel Comprehensive School & Sixth Form College made the announcement in their last newsletter, released July 17 (photo)

Holmes Chapel Comprehensive School & Sixth Form College made the announcement in their last newsletter, released July 17 (photo)

The official government website says, “Wearing a face cover or face mask in schools or other educational institutions is not recommended” (stock photo)

The school claims, “Overall, wearing face masks is likely to make our school safer than not wearing them.”

Health Secretary Matt Hancock told BBC Breakfast on July 15, “We don’t recommend masks for schools because if you’re in a class with kids all day, a mask won’t protect you.”

Children under 11 years of age are exempt from wearing a face mask in any environment under the new government guidelines.

The school claims, “In terms of probability, wearing face masks is likely to make our school safer than not wearing them.”

Holmes Chapel has students wear a face mask during all classes and in every school building.

The school also ensures that teachers and students clean their hands with a disinfectant before starting each lesson.

It is also ensured that students maintain a ‘two-meter exclusion zone’ around all staff.

The classrooms have been rearranged so that all students look forward and there is a space of at least two meters between the teacher and the students.

Holmes Chapel Comprehensive School & Sixth Form College has been approached for comment.

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