I’m on the NHS extremely vulnerable shielding category due liver fibrosis/cirrhosis and combination of few other illnesses. My daughter is attending secondary school year 8. She is being denied to enter her classroom because she chooses to wear a face mask. She has been left outside the class on her own.
As you all know the ‘guidance’ on face mask from Gov to schools is it is not necessary/recommended/avoided but then fines of not wearing face masks in other settings are doubling and now retail staff have to wear face masks, plus the booth were Johnson stands and briefs the nation has 3 pictures one is a face mask.
With all this message including WHOs recommendation that all 12years plus should wear face mask, is it right that a U.K. state school is denying a child from her right to education simply for taking extra precaution?
Both myself and my daughter do not go out without wearing a face mask and she strongly agrees to wear one in school at all times for my safety. Having spoken to the senior managers of the school they are refusing, but are they not digging a hole for them by denying education!
The guidance states for example when it is mandatory to wear a face mask in school like corridors and communal areas but a child refuses to wear a face mask, then no one should be excluded from education for not wearing a face mask. My child wants to wear one without affecting anyone else’s liberty and yet she is being denied education.
Your thoughts will be appreciated.