Labour has called on the Prime Minister to take a decision on the wearing of facemasks in communal areas in secondary schools in England.

Kate Green MP, Labour’s Shadow Education Secretary, said:

“There is a growing body of evidence that the use of facemasks in communal areas in secondary schools helps protect students and staff and drive down transmission.

“The Prime Minister must listen to this evidence and act quickly to give certainty to parents and teachers who are just days away from schools reopening.

“The last thing concerned parents and pupils need is another last minute u-turn from this government that throws school plans into chaos.”

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