Thank you for contacting me about the use of face coverings in schools.
I welcome the return of all pupils to the classroom on the 8th March.
As you will be aware, new Government guidance recommends that the use of face coverings in Higher Education, Further Education and secondary schools is extended for a limited period to all indoor environments - including classrooms - unless 2m social distancing can be maintained. I believe that this measure will offer even greater reassurance that face-to-face teaching is safe.
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