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Statement on Face Coverings

Posted on: 02 Sep 2020

In line with the new national guidance around face coverings in middle and secondary schools, any student who wishes to wear a mask or face covering in school communal areas can do so at certain times and in certain areas.

The wearing of masks for students is not compulsory but might become so if the local Covid-19 infection rates numbers start to rise, as directed by the Government.

If students do choose to wear a mask or face covering, it should cover only the lower part of the face - full face masks are not permitted.

Students may not wear masks in lessons. But wearing a mask is compulsory for a Key Stage 3 student when using either public transport or a dedicated school bus or mini-bus.

We will be offering similar guidance to staff who wish to wear masks, but please be assured that teachers will not be wearing face coverings when teaching.

Each of our schools have strong protective measures in and out of the classroom and guidelines in place and we feel the option of wearing of face masks in communal areas is a further protective measure. Where a school’s circumstances require further measures in the future, headteachers may make wearing face coverings in communal areas compulsory.

We would also ask any visitor to our schools to wear a face covering.

If you have a question about face masks or indeed any aspect of the new school year, please contact the school via hc.admin@buryedu.org or 01284 755626.

Return to School Risk Assessment

Posted on: 25 Aug 2020

The following document contains information on how the school will limit the risks associated with Covid 19 in September. The Risk Assessment will be regularly reviewed and updated.

View HCMS Risk Assessment_ September Opening.pdf