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Unions warn ministers against rush to ditch masks in English schools

Policy is helping to curb spread of Covid and should not be scrapped, Gavin Williamson is told

Ministers should not “rush into” a decision to ditch face masks in schools in England because the existing policy is helping prevent the spread of Covid, the leaders of five major unions say.

The Department for Education (DfE) and Public Health England (PHE) have been conducting a rapid review of guidance that recommends that children and teachers should wear face coverings to prevent the spread of Covid-19, with the possibility that masks should not be worn when the summer term starts after Easter.

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