With pupils returning on Monday, I would be grateful if you could please issue a reminder to all pupils and parents accessing school and public transport that face coverings are required for all learners in secondary education no matter the vehicle on which they travel.
All children aged 11 or over are required to wear a face covering at all times whilst travelling. It is parental responsibility to ensure that children have a supply of face coverings before travelling each morning and afternoon.
Some learners, however, need not wear a face covering. This includes those for whom doing so would create a medical risk, cause distress, and where a learner has additional learning needs.
A copy of the school transport protocol can be accessed via the following link https://www.flintshire.gov.uk/en/PDFFiles/Schools/School-Transport-Protocol-September-2021.pdf