Covid: Year 7 pupils and above in England to wear face masks as part of new measures | ITV News

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Published on 29 Nov 2021, 0:19
Children in Year 7 and above will be urged to wear face coverings in communal areas in England's schools and colleges in a bid to help control the spread of the new Omicron Covid variant, the government has announced.

Under the new guidance, all staff, visitors and pupils in Year 7 – the first year of secondary school – or above, are “strongly advised” to wear a covering, unless they are exempt.

The announcement of the measure came after a third case of the Omicron variant was confirmed in the UK in a traveller who had visited London but has since left the country.

The measures will come into effect the day before face masks become mandatory again in shops and public transport in England from Tuesday.

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