Face masks in schools
Face masks are recommended for use by staff, adults, and those aged over 11 (including visitors) when moving around in corridors and communal areas.
Face coverings are recommended for use by pupils and students, staff and adult visitors when moving around the premises, outside of classrooms, such as in corridors and communal areas.
Those who rely on visual signals for communication, or speak to or provide support to those individuals, are still exempt from any requirement to wear face coverings in schools or in public places.
Helpful resources for wearing and encouraging the use of face coverings
Where possible, it's important to try and encourage children and young people to wear face masks. This article has some good advice here about how to support young people in using/tolerating masks. Although this article is specifically about those who have autism many of the tips could be used with most young people who are showing reluctance.