Face coverings must be worn by all secondary aged learners whilst travelling on public transport, including dedicated school taxis.
In addition, all secondary school aged pupils travelling on dedicated school coaches also are required to wear a face covering from Monday, 12 October.
This decision has been taken to further protect those travelling and to help prevent the spread of Covid-19. This decision has been taken as part of the response to Flintshire now being a health protection zone with tighter restrictions in place to support public safety.
With the spread of coronavirus increasing in Flintshire and surrounding counties, the mandatory wearing of face coverings by children and young people aged over 11 on dedicated school transport is now required in the same way it is on public transport.
Some children and young people will be exempt from wearing a face covering and these exemptions still apply as for public transport.
Children under the age of 11 do not have to wear a face covering, however they may choose to wear one but need to be able to handle it safely as directed.