Should I wear a face mask?
Public Health guidance states: ‘Face masks for the general public, pupils or students, or staff are not recommended to protect from infection, as there is no evidence of any benefit from their use outside healthcare environments’.
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If children do wear a face mask at school, it may cause more anxiety, not only for the whole school but also for the individuals concerned who could possibly be targeted as a potential case.
Public Health England recommends that the best way to reduce any risk of infection is through good hygiene and avoiding direct or close contact (closer than 2 metres) with any potentially infected person.