Mask rules in Scottish schools to be eased


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Child learning in school

From February 2022, facemasks are no longer mandatory in secondary school classrooms across Scotland. While wearing masks has been important for keeping children and everyone else safe during the pandemic, it has meant that many deaf young people who rely on lipreading and facial expressions have been left feeling isolated and unable to communicate. For deaf school children, being able …

NHS Scotland approves use of clear masks


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Boy wearing clear facemask

Celebrating clear masks from NHS Scotland Whilst masks are important for helping to control the spread of Coronavirus, they can create communication barriers for deaf people, especially for those who rely on lipreading and facial expressions to communicate. Everyday interactions with people wearing fabric or surgical masks become difficult if not impossible for many, with exclusion being experienced in clinical …