Does my teacher have to wear a mask in school?

Yes, teachers and other school staff should wear a mask in school. They must wear a mask outside of classrooms, in situations where they cannot keep 2m distance and are interacting face-to-face with other adults and/or children and young people.

Do I have to wear a mask in post-primary school?

Yes, it is strongly recommended for post-primary students to wear face coverings in school. You should wear a mask in classrooms and when moving about the school in corridors and confined communal areas (including toilets) where it is hard to maintain social distancing.

The current Coronavirus Guidance for Schools and Educational Settings in Northern Ireland states that: “It is strongly recommended that post-primary pupils wear a face covering at all times when inside school buildings, including classrooms, corridors and confined communal spaces such as toilet areas. However, for subjects where social distancing is possible, such as drama in a large hall, face coverings are no longer required.”