Face Coverings in School Settings (Including Transport)
The Welsh Government has decided that local authorities and individual schools should be responsible for decisions in this area.
Our starting point is that the Council believes that it has a duty to offer as clear guidance as possible within the law and not simply transfer that responsibility to schools.
However, in the final analysis and absent changes in the law (the Health Protection (Coronavirus Restrictions) (No.2) Regulations 2020), the Council does not have the legal powers to compel schools to take certain measures nor, in our view, do schools have the powers to do likewise in certain areas.
It is the Council’s intention to keep the position under close review, particularly during the initial two week period at the start of term. Should there be material change to either or both of the regulations and guidance that will trigger a further review - and Welsh Government has indicated that further guidance will be issued next week.
Home to School Transport
Please see current guidance for home to school transport. Local plans will be updated subject to further Government guidance.
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