Good Evening Everyone
Following the decision to implement a local lockdown in County Durham we are going to have to change our regulations in school with reference to the wearing of face masks.
The County Durham website states:
Unless exempt, in education settings where students in Year 7 and above are educated,………., face coverings should be worn by staff, visitors and students when moving around in corridors and communal areas.
For our school this means that Secondary pupils will be wearing masks on the transport and keeping these on when transitioning to their classroom in the morning. If pupils wish to keep them on in class this will be fine.
Pupils will then have to wear them when going out to break and returning from break and back to their classrooms.
Pupils must also wear masks when going out for their lunch break and when they return. They must also wear them when going down for lunch and when returning to their classrooms and when going to their taxis. Staff will also be wearing face masks when moving around school along corridors and when in the hall.
Any visitors into school is by appointment only and they too will be required to wear masks.
We have a small supply of facemasks that pupils can be given tomorrow but pupils will need to bring their own from Monday.
Some individuals are exempt from wearing face coverings. This applies to those who:
cannot put on, wear or remove a face covering because of a physical or mental illness or impairment or disability
speak to or provide assistance to someone who relies on lip reading, clear sound or facial expression
Apologies for the late post and if you require any more information please don’t hesitate to get in touch.