School Students In England Have To Wear Face Masks In Classes As Omicron Surges

School Students In England Have To Wear Face Masks In Classes As Omicron Surges

Secondary school students in England are once again being required to wear masks in class as Omicron continues to spread throughout the country ahead of next week’s start of the school year.


School Students In England Have To Wear Face Masks In Classes As Omicron Surges

Secondary school students in England are once again being required to wear masks in class as Omicron continues to spread throughout the country ahead of next week’s start of the school year.

According to Xinhua, the advice comes as the government commits to maintaining face-to-face schooling despite rising Covid-19 infections in England.

Source - Politico

Masks will “maximise the number of children in school" for the “maximum amount of time, “the British government stated, emphasising that the “temporary" guidance for schools and colleges will be reviewed on Jan. 26 when Plan B regulations, which include guidance on working from home and mandatory face masks in most public indoor venues, are scheduled to expire.

According to the latest numbers, more than 90% of individuals aged 12 and over in the United Kingdom have received their first vaccination dose, and more than 82% have received both doses. Over 59% had received booster vaccinations or the third dose of coronavirus vaccine.

To restore normalcy, nations like the United Kingdom, China, Germany, Russia, and the United States have been racing against the clock to provide coronavirus vaccines.

Source -Bernama

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