Anger as English secondary schools given last-minute rules on face coverings

Face coverings must be worn in the communal areas of secondary schools and colleges in England in an extension of rules that will apply through the new lockdown.

Schools will be given another week to enforce the restrictions, which do not apply to classrooms. The government was lambasted by teaching unions for landing the guidance on head teachers’ desks less than 24 hours before the start of the national lockdown.

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