Statement from Education Minister on the use of face coverings in schools

Date published: 25 March 2022

Education Minister Michelle McIlveen has made a written ministerial statement to the Northern Ireland Assembly on the use of face coverings by post-primary pupils in schools.

The Minister has confirmed that when schools return after the Easter break, it will no longer be recommended that post-primary pupils wear a face covering in corridors or confined communal areas. This will result in post-primary pupils no longer being recommended to wear a face covering on school premises.

A copy of the Minister’s statement is available here:  Written statement

A guidance note has been issued to all schools and is available here: Guidance note

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