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Hasmonean: masks should be worn in corridors

It follows new advice from the World Health Organisation

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London’s Hasmonean High Schools will ask pupils to wear masks in corridors when they return for the new academic year next week. 

The government changed its position on wearing masks in English schools earlier this week, giving schools discretion to decide on theii use if they believe it is right.

In areas of increased transmission of Covid-19, where special measures are in force, pupils may be required to wear face coverings in communal areas. 

One Jewish secondary school, King David High in Manchester, has adopted stricter rules, making face coverings mandatory, even in class. 

King David parents were told that government guidelines were not felt to be adequate to deal with “the significant risk”. 

According to the latest guidance from the World Health Organisation, "children aged 12 and over should wear a mask under the same conditions as adults, in particular when they cannot guarantee at least a one-metre distance from others and there is widespread transmission in the area."

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