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Face Masks to be worn in school.

From Thursday 10th June, unless exempt, face masks are once again recommended to be worn in school.

Case numbers of COVID-19 have been rising in some regions including Cheshire West and Chester and Wirral.  In response to this, the Director of Public Health is advising the re-introduction of the wearing face coverings for all students in the whole of Cheshire West and Chester for year 7 and above while indoors at school.

This includes classrooms where social distancing cannot be maintained. All adults in school have already continued to wear face masks.  From Thursday 10thJune, unless exempt, face masks are once again recommended to be worn in school. Please ensure your child brings a face mask to school each day.  Face coverings are part of a range actions that are implemented to minimise the risk of spreading the virus. You should still:

•Maintain two metre social distancing from anyone outside of your household where possible

•Wear a face covering when entering public indoor buildings and travelling on public transport

•Wash your hands regularly with soap and warm water or hand sanitiser

•Undertake asymptomatic testing as a household twice a week

•Self-isolate with your household and get a PCR test if you develop symptoms of COVID-19 – even if your home test was negative

•Self-isolate for 10 days if you are a contact of a confirmed case.

Cheshire West and Chester have advised they will monitor this situation weekly and we will advise of any updates when we receive them.