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Scottish Government consults on wearing face coverings in high schools

Staff and students may have to wear face coverings in secondary schools in Scotland following a consultation being held by the Scottish Government, Nicola Sturgeon has announced. Scotland’s Education Secretary John Swinney is in the final stages of consulting with teachers and councils on the issue.Speaking at the regular coronavirus briefing, Ms Sturgeon said the recommendation would not include pupils wearing masks while in the classroom. Those attending high schools will be asked to wear a face covering when moving between classes and in busy areas.

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