School faces backlash for ‘ridiculous’ rule that students’ face masks match uniforms – World News

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A private school has seen a backlash from parents after demanding that students wear coronavirus masks that match the color of their uniforms.In a policy described as “ridiculous,” private schools in Melbourne, Australia have introduced mandatory requirements for face covers when students don them in an effort to curb the spread of Covid-19.

One of the swanky schools, Lighthouse Christian College in Keysborough in south-east Melbourne, said students were required to wear masks in specific colors to match school uniforms.

They even sent a video to parents last week, 9News reports, which revealed the rules.



Face mask guidelines

The guidelines state that students should wear “standard solid color” masks – so black, blue, white or gray – and they should not have any designs or patterns.

And schools have gone even further, banning the use of scarves or bandanas as face coverings.

Students have been advised that they can obtain a face mask that conforms to the strict rules at the school reception if they do not have a suitable one.



The rules are strict

And pupils exempted from the rules for medical reasons are requested to inform their school principal.

The policy states: “Face masks must be worn to and from school and on site. ”

The video was posted to YouTube but has now been deleted.



Colors must match

School principal Avril Howard said he had “standards and protocols for wearing masks.”

But parents in the community called the policy “ridiculous.”

Objections included the fact that masks are often hard to come by in any color, let alone specific colors, reports 9News.



Anglican Grammar from Lowther Hall in Essendon, Melbourne



Lighthouse Christian College also introduced the rules

Another Melbourne school, Lowther Hall Anglican Grammar in Essendon, has also taken up this policy.

It is reported that a company that supplies the school uniform made “earlbrae blue” masks especially for their client.

The new rules state that students either had to purchase the specially designed college mask or bring their own disposable masks in white or blue.

He said: “Please note that until August 16, all light colored single masks can be worn. “

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