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Schools in England told: wear masks in class as fears mount of Omicron surge

Advice to secondary schools issued amid concerns over new term spike in Covid cases and Keir Starmer calls for more test kits

All pupils in secondary schools in England should return to wearing masks in classrooms, ministers said last night, as fears grew that the new term could trigger a huge spike in cases of the Omicron variant.

The new advice came amid mounting criticism of the government for failing to ensure availability of Covid testing kits in time for the return to schools and workplaces following the Christmas holidays.

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