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Changes announced for the use of face coverings in classrooms in NI

Education Minister Michelle McIlveen has made a written ministerial statement to the Northern Ireland Assembly on the use of face coverings by post-primary pupils in classrooms.

The Minister has confirmed that post-primary pupils will no longer be required to wear face coverings in classrooms from 21 March.

A copy of the Minister’s statement is available here:

Education Minister’s statement

A guidance note has been issued to all schools and is available here:

Guidance note

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