No face masks required for ECCE students, says Ministry | Loop Trinidad & Tobago – Loop News Trinidad & Tobago

The Education Ministry says face masks will not be required for Early Childhood Care and Education (ECCE) students.

In an update today ahead of the resumption of physical classes for all students on April 19, the Ministry said: 

“Back to School with ECCE (Early Childhood Care and Education). Mask wearing will NOT be MANDATORY for ECCE students. ECCE operations will facilitate further safety protocols.”

ECCE centres are usually attended by children between the ages of three and five.

Under current health regulations face masks are required for anyone over eight years of age in public spaces or while using public transportation.

As per Legal Notice No. 70, face masks are not required if the person is travelling alone or if they’re with members of the same family. 

COVID-19 restrictions for beaches and rivers were also removed. 

In a briefing on March 26, Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley said safe zones would be discontinued. 

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