Secondary pupils in Knowsley will be required to wear face masks (unless exempt) within indoor education settings until at least the 17 May after the measure was extended following Easter.
As more and more of society opens up, there is an increased risk of the virus spreading and so measures such as face coverings help limit the risk of transmission, particularly within indoor settings, and potential outbreaks.
As well as wearing a face covering, social distancing and regular COVID-19 testing help create a COVID secure environment in schools and are vital in ensuring that they remain open for all pupils.
Those who are exempt will not need to wear a face covering, while all pupils will not need to wear one during strenuous activity such as P.E.
The UK Government will continue to monitor and review the wearing of face coverings in the classroom as England moves along the roadmap to recovery.