Ditching masks at a stroke is too much too soon

People need reassurance about safety

This isn’t the time to throw caution to the wind over mask wearing

Government must not act too hastily and risk safety

Bring back face coverings to limit school Covid disruption

Education unions issue joint statement

Face coverings in schools make staff feel safer​

Face coverings in schools have only been in place for a few weeks​. Lifting this measure before the impact on transmission in schools ​has had time to be assessed would be rash.