Coronavirus (COVID-19)

What you need to do

What the Petitions Committee is doing

Petition Make wearing face masks mandatory in secondary schools and colleges.

The government has recently announced that schools and colleges are to reopen in full in September, meaning that in many cases, social distancing may not be observed. In order to protect our children, face masks should be made mandatory for all secondary education.

More details

Though face masks are already being worn voluntarily by some, this is not enough as masks are only effective in preventing the spread of Covid19 from those who are infected but will not protect individuals wearing them from infection, so should be made mandatory to reduce infection. The British Medical Association has called for face coverings to be made mandatory in all indoor settings. The government should be listening to the experts. Cloth homemade masks could be used ensuring the NHS would not be deprived of PPE.

Sign this petition

10,094 signatures

Show on a map

100,000

Government will respond

Government responds to all petitions that get more than 10,000 signatures

Waiting for 8 days for a government response

At 100,000 signatures...

At 100,000 signatures, this petition will be considered for debate in Parliament

Share this petition