Wearing of Face Masks

The wearing of face masks in communal areas in school, became compulsory when Walsall had to follow Tier 2 restrictions as instigated by the Government.

 I would like to take this opportunity to thank the majority of parents and carers that have ensured their child is equipped, daily,  with a face mask and who have explained the importance of wearing it in communal areas to safeguard everyone.

Unfortunately, we have a minority number of students who are forgetting to bring masks, losing them during the day or refusing to wear them properly. We do not have a supply of masks for daily distribution so it is vital that parents/carers ensure their child has a mask and a spare mask with them every day and reiterates the importance of wearing it correctly. 

We are required to maintain regular communication with Public Health Walsall regarding our compliance with current regulations and restrictions. One of the areas queried most regularly is  students’ compliance with these. It is important therefore that we are able to say to PHW that our students and families are supportive and are fully compliant with all regulations supporting the wellbeing and safety of all.

Please be aware that when the national lockdown begins on Thursday 5/11/20, to reduce risks to other students and staff, students without masks will not be allowed into indoor communal areas at break times. 

Your support in ensuring your child has a mask, every day, and knows how to wear it correctly is much appreciated.

Mrs Weighell

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Mrs C Weighell is the Assistant Headteacher at St Thomas More Catholic School.