Update: Council statement on wearing of face masks on Ashby school run

  Posted: 16.09.20 at 12:33 by The Editor

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Leicestershire County Council has confirmed that all parents and carers across the county are 'requested' to wear face coverings at school drop-off and pick-up.

Ashby Nub News reported last night (Tues) that schools had been notified of the new measure in a regular update sent to headteachers yesterday.

A council spokesman said today: “We have requested that all parents and carers across the county wear face coverings when dropping off and picking up their children from school.

"Children’s safety is a priority and we have taken this decision to further support children’s return to education and help to reduce the spread of coronavirus.

“We would urge all parents and carers who are able to, to implement these preventative measures, in addition to washing hands frequently and social distancing.

"It is vital that children are in school, that schools are supported to ensure they remain a safe environment for children and we all play a part in preventing the spread of infection."

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