Important message for all pupils using school transport

Message from Somerset County Council:

Somerset County Council now requires all secondary age students to wear face coverings on dedicated school transport with immediate effect, unless they are exempt. Pupils are already required to wear face coverings in communal areas in secondary schools and this approach is being extended to all vehicles operating home to school transport.

These measures are to help combat the spread of COVID-19 in our schools and communities. Until now the wearing of face coverings on home to school transport has been left to the discretion of parents – with immediate effect any pupil of secondary school age who does have a face covering when boarding the school transport will be asked to do so. If they do not have a face covering, they will be offered one by the driver.

Failure to comply with a request to wear a face covering will be reported to the pupil’s school who will the address the matter through the appropriate disciplinary procedures.

You can find the latest Government guidance on face coverings here. And there’s a helpful video explaining how to use face coverings properly here:

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