Children over 11 must wear masks in school from tomorrow

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Children aged above eleven in England will not be allowed to leave their classroom without wearing a mask from tomorrow.

The government announced today that secondary school pupils must cover their faces when on the move in school corridors but can remove coverings when seated.

This is already the case for schools in areas in Tier 2 and 3 but has been extended nationwide for the second lockdown.

New guidance released this afternoon, said: "Face coverings should be worn by adults and children aged eleven and above when moving around the premises, outside of classrooms or activity rooms, such as in corridors and communal areas where social distancing cannot easily be maintained."

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Primary school teachers and staff can also wear masks.

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