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Strath's largest school issues Covid face mask reminder to pupils

By Gavin Musgrove

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Kingussie High School headteacher Ian Adamson (library image)
Kingussie High School headteacher Ian Adamson (library image)

The headteacher of the strath's largest school is urging parents to reiterate to their children the importance of wearing their face masks – and remember to bring their own.

It comes as there has been a recent rise in Covid-19 confirmed cases at local schools including amongst some staff.

Ian Adamson, headteacher of Kingussie High School, has told parents and carers: "As week three of the Christmas term begins, there have been some confirmed cases of Covid-19 within Kingussie High School.

"I understand that this is concerning to many of you and I want to reassure you that we are doing everything we can to ensure that our school is as safe as it can be...

"There are still a number of pupils arriving at school without a face covering or arriving on school transport without wearing their face covering.

"I ask that you please ensure that your child has a face covering, preferably one of the blue medical face coverings as they are much more effective than a cloth one or a buff.

"Face coverings should be changed every three to four hours so some spare face coverings in your child’s bag would be required also.

"Please can you also emphasise the importance of wearing face coverings when on the school transport or when inside the school building?

"I understand that face coverings are not the most comfortable things to be wearing for pupils when in school.

"However, they can keep your child and other people safe and reduce Covid-19 anxiety for others.

"We will continue to give face coverings to pupils who forget or lose them but we are currently giving out between 50 to 75 masks on a daily basis and this isn’t sustainable."

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