Ban the use of face masks in schools

Face coverings should be banned in schools as they can inhibit communication which could restrict learning and could create social stigma.

34,536 Signatures

Status: Open
Opened: 1 Apr 2021, 9:05 p.m.
Last 24 hours signatures : 177
Estimated Final Signatures: 162,864

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Recent Documents related to Ban the use of face masks in schools

1. Ban the use of face masks in schools
04/03/2021 - Petitions

Found: Face coverings should be banned in schools as they can inhibit communication which could restrict learning

2. Ban wearing full-face coverings in public places.
26/09/2020 - Petitions

Found: and Tunisian governments have banned full-face coverings and coverings where only the eyes can be seen

3. NPIs table, 17 September 2020
12/10/2020 - Government Office for Science (GO-Science)
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Found: essential workers permitted to attend workplace. Schools (except for key workers and vulnerable children)

4. Allow the wearing of face coverings in schools.
10/07/2020 - Petitions

Found: to NOT wear face masks/coverings in a school setting. Schools are even prohibiting their use. As an 'at

5. Enforce face masks in secondary schools in all areas of England
27/08/2020 - Petitions

Found: Minister Boris Johnson announced that face masks will be mandatory in schools, but only in certain areas of England

Latest Documents
Recent Speeches related to Ban the use of face masks in schools

1. Covid-19: Masks
11/06/2020 - Lords Chamber

1: 14 weeks ago, I raised in the House the issue of masks. The Government’s response was to reject my case - Speech Link

2. Health Protection (Coronavirus, Wearing of Face Coverings on Public Transport) (England) Regulations 2020
08/07/2020 - Lords Chamber

1: regulations to make it mandatory for passengers to wear a face covering while using public transport services in - Speech Link

3. Health Protection (Coronavirus, Wearing of Face Coverings in a Relevant Place) (England) Regulations 2020
18/09/2020 - Lords Chamber

1: Health Protection (Coronavirus, Wearing of Face Coverings in a Relevant Place) (England) Regulations - Speech Link
2: Health Protection (Coronavirus, Wearing of Face Coverings in a Relevant Place) (England) Regulations - Speech Link
3: Health Protection (Coronavirus, Wearing of Face Coverings in a Relevant Place) (England) Regulations - Speech Link
4: Health Protection (Coronavirus, Wearing of Face Coverings in a Relevant Place) (England) Regulations - Speech Link
5: Health Protection (Coronavirus, Wearing of Face Coverings in a Relevant Place) (England) Regulations - Speech Link
6: Health Protection (Coronavirus, Wearing of Face Coverings in a Relevant Place) (England) Regulations - Speech Link
7: Health Protection (Coronavirus, Wearing of Face Coverings in a Relevant Place) (England) Regulations - Speech Link
8: Health Protection (Coronavirus, Wearing of Face Coverings in a Relevant Place) (England) Regulations - Speech Link
9: Health Protection (Coronavirus, Wearing of Face Coverings in a Relevant Place) (England) Regulations - Speech Link
10: Health Protection (Coronavirus, Wearing of Face Coverings in a Relevant Place) (England) Regulations - Speech Link

4. Health Protection (Coronavirus, Restrictions) (No. 2) (England) Regulations 2020
24/07/2020 - Lords Chamber

1: for Health and Social Care, be approved. I will start with a short summary of the social distance regulations - Speech Link
2: the intended effect unless the Government’s communication and messaging is clear, concise, unambiguous - Speech Link
3: Health Secretary to restrict access to a specified public outdoor space. That could include public gardens - Speech Link

5. Regulatory Impact Assessments (Legislative Scrutiny)
02/09/2020 - Commons Chamber

1: one key tool to enable them to get a grip is to use regulatory impact assessments as part of the policy-making - Speech Link
2: be six months since the Department of Health and Social Care policy paper on coronavirus was published - Speech Link

Latest Speeches
Recent Questions related to Ban the use of face masks in schools
1. Prisoners: Communication
asked by: Lyn Brown
14/07/2020
... (b) adult female and (c) youth custodial facilities in England and Wales in 2019.

2. Prisoners: Communication
asked by: Lyn Brown
14/07/2020
... and (c) youth custodial populations had a default 5 per cent communications monitoring requirement in 2019.

3. Kashmir: Communication
asked by: Afzal Khan
27/04/2020
... what representations he has made to his Indian counterpart on communications in Kashmir.

4. Coronavirus: Communication
asked by: Marsha De Cordova
02/03/2021
... what assessment she has made of the adequacy of the Government’s accessible communication during the covid-19 outbreak.

5. Children: Communication
asked by: Rebecca Pow
29/01/2019
... what plans his Department has to (a) identify and (b) tackle children’s communication difficulties under its Children in Need policy.

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I don't believe there is enough research about the effect that face masks can have on children in a school, so they should be banned until there is. The 'precautionary principle' should be applied.


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