At 5pm today I have been issued further, more robust public health guidance from Lancashire around the use of face masks in school. In light of the rising infection rates and new variants we will be keeping masks in ALL areas of school, classrooms and communal areas for the time being. This will apply to staff and students. I can only apologise for the timing of the message; this update has only been seen by head teachers at the point it was published at 5pm.
This policy will be kept under review but will remain at least until after half term.
Many thanks as ever for your support.