CHILDREN at a secondary school will be made to wear face masks from September as part of their uniform.
Holmes Chapel Comprehensive in Cheshire has become the first school to make the protective masks compulsory for pupils.
They have circulated a letter out to parents ahead of re-opening their doors in September detailing the new plans, which go against government coronavirus advice.
It reads: “When school reopens after summer, the wearing of face coverings will be compulsory for students and staff when inside the school buildings and in all classrooms.
“We have taken this decision as a precautionary additional measure to our
expected safe behaviours. On the balance of probability, the wearing of face masks is likely to make our school safer than if we don’t wear them.”
The school, which caters for students aged between 11 and 18, has urged parents to buy a reusable navy mask for £3.