Last updated 21 December, 2020
From 11.59 pm on 6 December 2020, face masks are only required in a limited number of places for people over the age of 12 years. Face masks are recommended indoors or outdoors where keeping an appropriate distance from others is not possible.
There is no requirement for students or staff to wear face masks in classrooms, but face masks should be worn in other areas of the school where people congregate, such as staff rooms.
Primary school students are not required to wear a face mask, irrespective of their age. Families of primary school students can make their own decision regarding their children wearing a face mask whilst attending primary school.
Secondary students should continue to wear masks on school buses.
Face masks must be carried in the event of a changed situation.
It is still expected that visitors to the school site, including parents, guardians or carers, wear a face mask upon entry to the school, unless an exemption applies.
Schools may choose to continue with temperature checks for students.
Health and wellbeing
We encourage all staff and students to continue taking precautions to protect their health and wellbeing.
Continue to practice good hand and respiratory (cough/sneeze) hygiene.
Wash your hands thoroughly with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, or when this is not possible, use an alcohol-based hand sanitiser on arrival at school and regularly throughout the day.
Do not attend school if you are unwell.
If families need extra support, they should contact their school for a confidential discussion.