Rejected petition Remove mask usage for Children and Teachers in Jersey schools

With no community based cases of Covid-19 since 29th March, risk to both staff and students is not high enough to justify the continued presence of masks on children throughout day.

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Minutes of the Scientific and Technical Advisory Cell (STAC) from 17/12/2020 state “Whilst some students might have tested positive for COVID-19, there was scant evidence of transmission within the school setting.” All schools have risk assessments and safety plans which are site specific and these are updated regularly to ensure the continued minimisation of any virus transmission risk. In addition a voluntary PCR screening programme for all Government and private nursery, school and college staff and students in Years 11, 12 and 13 is in place. Mask usage in addition to this is therefore unnecessary.

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