Omicron: Primary pupil masks may be needed, say experts – TES

Primary pupils may need masks, say experts

Experts advised the government that primary pupils may need to wear masks at school as part of efforts to combat the spread of Omicron, it has emerged. In papers published the week before Christmas, Sage scientists told the government that “it may be necessary to reconsider the wearing of face coverings in places where the balance of risks and benefits did not previously support it – for example, primary school classrooms”.

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