Bay school revises guidance on the wearing of face coverings


September 10, 2020

In light of increased concerns about outbreaks of COVID-19 amongst young people at schools and colleges across Wales, Ysgol Bryn Elian in the Bay have said that they are revising their operating proceedures and have asked all parents, carers and pupils to follow the new guidance.

Today Headteacher Dave Humphreys has said that from Monday 14th September all learners and staff are strongly urged to wear face coverings during entry to the school in the morning, at the changeover of lessons and returning to lessons after break. Pupils will not have to wear a covering in classrooms.

The schools says that its guidance has been revised as it has become clear during the phased return of learners that it is difficult to monitor the mixing of contact groups in communal areas and that the narrow school corridors present a challenge outside of the classroom.

The school is also concerned about some classrooms being linked to others and to maintain a one-way system, this would see classes having to walk through others.

"The health, safety and wellbeing of our learners is paramount and we ask for the full support of parents in ensuring that our learners wear the covering for their own safety and the safety of others," said Mr. Humphreys.