‘Covid doesn’t stop at school gates’: parents urged to wear face coverings and social distance
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Parents are being urged to set an example by social distancing and wearing a face covering when dropping off or picking up children at school.
The council issued the plea amid a growing number of infections across the country.
Director of public health Matthew Cole said: “Wearing a mask and social distancing are two of our key weapons in stopping the spread of coronavirus.
“Unless they’re exempt, I encourage all parents to wear a face covering when picking up or dropping off children.”
School attendance across the borough has been more than 90pc since the full return of pupils.
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Safety measures in place at schools include staggered start and finish times, freely available hand sanitisers and one-way systems.
Councillor Evelyn Carpenter, cabinet member for educational attainment and school improvement, said: “I know how nice it is to have a catch-up with other parents at the school gates but we need to remember coronavirus hasn’t gone away.
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“We still need to do all we can to keep infection rates low and prevent a lockdown.”