I am writing to ask for your support in this matter. It has been agreed that, from Monday 21st September, the below requests are followed to reduce the current transmission rates:
All adults and pupils wear face coverings in all communal areas in Secondary schools will be mandatory (except for those with an exception).
Young people avoid congregating outside school and mixing with other schools and go directly home.
Ensure your household adheres to self-isolation rules.School must be kept fully informed regarding all pupil absence and updated on a daily basis.This includes pupils self-isolating and awaiting test results.
Those traveling on dedicated school transport adhere to the mandatory wearing of face coverings that applies to public transport.
The guidance applies to secondary pupils as outlined in the DfE Guidance on face coverings in schools.
It is the responsibility of the student to bring a face mask/s onto site and to use of them in approved locations. A sealable plastic bag should also be used to store a reusable face mask.
Only facemasks washable or disposable which are plain in appearance, no logos or motifs will be allowed and must be worn appropriately and sensibly.
Face masks do not need to be worn in a classroom setting. If students would like to wear a face covering the classroom then we will seek to work with them to support them in this decision.
Wearing and disposal of a face mask
Avoid touching your eyes, nose, or mouth always and store used re-useable face coverings in a plastic bag until you have an opportunity to wash them. Avoid touching the facemask, or the part of the face covering that has been in contact with your mouth and nose.
Used facemasks must be kept in a separate sealable bag so this does not risk cross contamination with your clean mask and disposed of appropriately.
Where possible to continue to use hand sanitiser or wash your hands before and after using your mask.
Operation on Site
The school will provide poster information at the entrance and exit of all buildings advising all staff and visitors to clean their hands before putting on and after removing their mask using the hand sanitiser provided at the entrance/ exit of the building.