Do teachers have to wear face masks in school?

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    The Department for Education (DfE) explains face masks will no longer be recommended for pupils and students in classrooms.

    Face coverings will also no longer be recommended for staff in classrooms. 

    In all schools, the DfE continues to recommend that face coverings should be worn by staff and visitors in situations outside of classrooms where social distancing is not possible (for example, when moving around in corridors and communal areas).

    The reintroduction of face coverings for pupils, students or staff may be advised for a temporary period in response to particular localised outbreaks, including variants of concern.

    If you are an Edapt subscriber and you are concerned about issues with face masks at your school you can contact us for further advice and support.

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