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Can parents still volunteer at school?
Probably not. “Non-essential” visitors will be prohibited. And face-to-face meetings at school will also be disapproved, with video and telephone calls being preferred.
Will teachers have to wear masks?
For the most part, no. If a teacher is in front of a class and maintains a distance of two meters, no personal protective equipment is necessary, explains the ministry.
Teachers can wear a cloth mask if they wish.
However, the plan says boards should think about how to mitigate “any physical or psychological injury that could be caused inadvertently by wearing a face covering (for example, interfering with the ability to see or speak clearly). If teachers wear masks or put them on incorrectly, it will lead to more infections, the plan warns.