P-05-1017 Allow pupils to wear masks in all areas of the school premises



P-05-1017 Allow pupils to wear masks in all areas of the school premises


This petition was submitted by John Zhao having collected a total of 97 signatures.


Text of Petition:                     

I am starting this petition to call on the Senedd to make schools let pupils wear face masks at all times (even in classroom settings). Face masks/ coverings can substantially reduce the transmission rate as shown in other countries around the world. If wearing a face mask is compulsory on public transports in England, then why shouldn’t pupils wear masks in a enclosed environment like a classroom where there are more people and spend a long period of time in there??


Additional Information:

Ysgol Friars has banned the use of face masks and coverings in classrooms.


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This petition was considered completed by the Petitions Committee at its meeting on 29/09/2020.


The Committee considered the petition for the first time and, given that the Welsh Government have issued guidance to schools and are reviewing the policy around face masks regularly, agreed to close the petition.


In doing so, the Committee agreed to provide the petitioner’s recent comments to the Minister for Education for use in those reviews.


Full details of the consideration of this petitions by the committee and related documents can be seen on the Meetings tab above.

It was first considered by the Petitions Committee on 29/09/2020.


Senedd Constituency and Region

  • Arfon
  • North Wales


Further information



Business type: Petition

Reason considered: Senedd Business;

Status: Complete

First published: 02/09/2020