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Rejected petition Reverse the recommendation for children to wear face coverings whilst at school.

The government needs to balance the risk (physical, emotional, educational and developmental) to our children compared to any possible benefits of face coverings. Precisely who benefits from children being made to wear face coverings for seven hours a day and is this benefit proven or assumed?

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School children should not be required to wear face coverings during school hours. Covid cases are now lower compared to September 2020 when face coverings were not required during lessons. We now have vaccinated over 18,000,000 people including the top four most vulnerable groups. Face coverings are detrimental in many ways. They hinder communication, therefore acting as a social barrier and we should not normalise this abnormal human. behaviour.

This petition was rejected

Why was this petition rejected?

There’s already a petition about this issue. We cannot accept a new petition when we already have one about a very similar issue.

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We have published the following petitions, which you might like to sign:

Do not make it mandatory to wear a mask in the classroom: https://petition.parliament.uk/petitions/576843

Remove recommendation that face coverings be used in classrooms: https://petition.parliament.uk/petitions/576845

We only reject petitions that don’t meet the petition standards.