Note: This page was last updated on the 1 March 2022.
Guidance on the use of Face Coverings FAQs
As per Information Note SD 0003/2022 from 28 February 2022, there is no longer a requirement for staff or pupils to wear a face covering or mask in school.
Yes, staff or pupils may continue to wear face coverings or masks masks if they wish to do so on a personal basis.
Schools should continue to make masks available to staff on request, and funding to support the purchase of PPE will continue to be made available to schools.
Any teacher who requires an FFP2 mask should request one from their Board. Schools can use current Covid-19 funding for the purchasing of this type of face covering/mask
From 28 February 2022, while it is advised, there is no longer a mandatory requirement to wear a face covering or mask on school transport. Other measures on school transport including pre-assigned seating, provision of hand sanitisers and additional cleaning of services will remain place.