As in the outdoor public space, from Thursday, June 17, children are allowed to no longer wear masks during recess.
It is the children who will be happy! While the French enjoy this first day without a mask outside (except under certain conditions), the children, too, are subject to a pleasant relaxation of the rules. After receiving a favorable opinion from the High Council of Public Health, the government announced Wednesday, June 16 that the mask will no longer be compulsory in the courses of schools, colleges and high schools from this Thursday.
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Earlier in the day, however, he had indicated that he considered schoolyards as spaces of “regrouping and proximity”, within which the obligation of the mask should be maintained for children over 6 years of age.
Good news for everyone
Since the beginning of February, the category 1 mask was made compulsory for supervisory staff and all students in primary, secondary and high schools. Particularly annoying during recess, especially for the youngest, wearing a mask was also a challenge for staff working with students.
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This government decision should therefore delight everyone. Regarding the implementation of this new measure, the Minister of National Education, Jean-Michel Blanquer, explained the modalities this Thursday morning at the microphone of France Inter.