Coronovirus Tier 1 Restrictions

Please note that from Thursday 15th October all staff and students from Year 7 upwards will be expected to wear a face covering when moving around the premises (in corridors and outside of classrooms); but they will not be required in classrooms or in the canteen at this stage, unless of course staff and children wish to wear them.  

Please note that if a child or member of staff has a medical condition that makes wearing a face covering difficult, they will be exempt from wearing a face covering  

Exemptions 

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 to communicate 

The same exemptions will apply in education settings, and we would expect teachers and other staff to be sensitive to those needs. 

Of course, if the guidance is updated, we will notify you of any next steps.  

Further information can be found on the Department Of Education Website