ASCL response to updated advice on face coverings

25/08/2020
Geoff Barton, General Secretary of the Association of School and College Leaders responds to the new policy on face coverings in secondary schools and colleges in England.
 
Responding to the new policy on face coverings in secondary schools and colleges in England, Geoff Barton, General Secretary of the Association of School and College Leaders, said:

“It was inevitable that the policy on face coverings would change following guidance from the World Health Organisation, and we recognise that the government in Westminster has responded to our call for a quick direction on this matter with the reopening of schools imminent.

The new policy is discretionary, other than in places where coronavirus restrictions apply, and secondary school and college leaders will welcome the flexibility this affords them to decide what best suits their circumstances. We look forward to seeing the full guidance as early as possible.