Over 100 head teachers ask children to CONTINUE wearing masks

More than 100 principals have insisted that children CONTINUE wearing masks – despite the government saying they are no longer needed.

Schools across the country have told parents they will keep their mask-wearing regulations in place despite the Prime Minister’s announcement that the measure would be lifted on Thursday.

Some schools will still enforce mask rules


Some schools will still enforce mask rulesCredit: Getty

Boris Johnson announced that from Thursday morning Masks will no longer be legally required anywhere in the country – even in school.

Education Minister Nadhim Zahawi endorsed his announcement – saying that “all schools” should ban the wearing of masks so that children can “enjoy a normal experience” in the classroom.

He even went as far as to warn that the Department of Education (DfE) would contact principals who were refusing to take off masks.

It comes as a recent poll found that nearly two-thirds of parents oppose making face masks mandatory in class.

And a string extremely active research showed that Omicron was milder than other strains in the vaccine.

However, some schools have ignored the pleas of the government and implemented their own measures, walkie talkie report.

A school in Burnley, Shuttleworth College, said it would “not remove any of our measures in schools at this time” because of the case rate in the local area.

Meanwhile, Newton Abbot College in Devon, Isleworth and Syon School in Middlesex and Bristol Free School all gave the same rationale for face coverings.

However, many other schools failed to explain their reasoning behind continuing the draconian measure.

All Saints Catholic Academy in Nottinghamshire said it would “continue with our current procedures” including face masks in the classroom “until further notice”.

Uckfield University in East Sussex said it would keep masks on as “the last thing students want at the moment is more staff absence”.

Meanwhile, Commonweal School in Swindon asks parents to “make sure your child wears a suitable mask to school each day”.

And St Peter’s Church of England Aided School in Exeter, Devon, told parents to still wear masks during lessons because “Covid has not gone away”.

Britons are now allowed to return to offices to boost the economy.

People were ordered to return to telecommuting on December 8 in an effort to help prevent Omicron’s lightning spread.

Britons will no longer have to show proof of vaccinations or test negative to enter major venues such as football pitches and nightclubs.

All domestic use of vaccine passport will be removed from next Thursday morning in a move that will please many Tory MPs.

Boris faced a major Commons rebellion when the measure was introduced last month and was only passed thanks to Labor.

Boris Johnson announces end of Plan B covid restrictions including face masks in schools Over 100 head teachers ask children to CONTINUE wearing masks


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