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How many washable masks?

Discussion in 'Staff, pupil & parent's wellbeing' started by Corvuscorax, Jul 20, 2020.

  1. Corvuscorax

    Corvuscorax Star commenter

    I just don't think that is possible, for all the reasons already given
    agathamorse likes this.
  2. b_m

    b_m New commenter

    Have you actually read the DfE guidance?


    Wearing a face covering or face mask in schools or other education settings is not recommended. Face coverings may be beneficial for short periods indoors where there is a risk of close social contact with people you do not usually meet and where social distancing and other measures cannot be maintained, for example on public transport or in some shops. This does not apply to schools or other education settings. Schools and other education or childcare settings should therefore not require staff, children and learners to wear face coverings...

    The majority of staff in education settings will not require PPE beyond what they would normally need for their work, even if they are not always able to maintain a distance of 2 metres from others...
  3. b_m

    b_m New commenter

    There is no issue with supply of masks now. My local co-op is selling them at the till next to the chewing gum!

    ACOYEAR8 Star commenter

  5. Corvuscorax

    Corvuscorax Star commenter

    what "does not apply" is that we are in the catagory of places where you are crowded in for a short time, and masks will make a big difference to transmission.

    In schools we will be croded for a long time, so masks will not make a BIG difference to the rate of transmission of the virus; that does not mean it makes NO difference to the trnsmission of the virus.It is just a smaller difference.

    What it makes no difference to is the number of people sent home if one person in a school tests positive. It will however affect the number out of those sent home people who will also be positive.

    So, no difference to the national rate of infection, but potentially life and death difference to individuals
  6. caterpillartobutterfly

    caterpillartobutterfly Star commenter

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  7. caterpillartobutterfly

    caterpillartobutterfly Star commenter

    I believe we are in the category of 'education and childcare settings' and so schools should be following that guidance and the ones relating to their phase of schools.
  8. b_m

    b_m New commenter

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  9. Corvuscorax

    Corvuscorax Star commenter

    one thing that hs become apparant to me since my spell checker stopped working is that nobody who thinks it is valid to belittle me for being dysleic is worth having any further discourse with. Welcome to my (very short) ignore list. Very short, becasue very few people on here are actually liekly to behave like that.
    agathamorse likes this.
  10. b_m

    b_m New commenter

    Yes..the spell checker has stopped working....!
  11. ACOYEAR8

    ACOYEAR8 Star commenter

  12. markuss

    markuss Occasional commenter

    Implying you can chew gum without anyone knowing?

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