Shadow Education Secretary Kate Green questioned ‘why the Government no longer requires masks to be worn in schools when infection rates are higher’
Masks should be brought back into secondary schools to prevent further Covid disruption this winter, Labour has said.
As millions of children returned to the classroom, Shadow Education Secretary Kate Green said face coverings should be made mandatory again in communal spaces but they did not need to be worn in class.
She warned that heads had not been given enough support to get Covid safety measures in place amid fears of fresh outbreaks.
Face coverings are no longer required for secondary school pupils, but schools can bring masks back if there is an outbreak, according to the Department for Education.
In an interview with the Mirror, Ms Green said: “The bubble system has now been ended which makes it more important than ever that we have other really good mitigations in school, which is why we have pushed really hard on ventilation systems…