Masks to be worn in schools when 2m cannot be maintained

All staff and students using school transport service must wear face covering

It is now recommended that teachers and secondary school students wear face coverings. Photograph: iStock

It is now recommended that teachers and secondary school students wear face coverings. Photograph: iStock

Secondary school students and primary and post-primary teachers will be required to wear face coverings in class when a physical distance of 2m cannot be maintained, according to new Department of Education guidance.

On Friday, Minister for Education Norma Foley issued an update on the roadmap for reopening schools at the end of the summer.

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