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Anyone else think that all children over 3 should wear a mask?

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yonnie8 Sat 31-Oct-20 22:17:53

Honestly I don't feel that it is that hard. DD9 (Year 4) says that no one in her school (including teachers) wear a mask or a shield and she is the only one wearing one. DD says that some children in her class cough in each other's faces for a laugh and the teachers do not tell them off or anything. My friend's child is in reception and he has no trouble at all wearing a mask for the whole day.
In my country even babies wear masks and now it is almost back to normal.
I think children especially need to wear masks as they are the ones who get so close up to their friends etc. Even if over 11s wear masks as soon as we get home we would just get all the germs from school that the child took home which makes the cases rise so much here in the UK. In my area there are a lot more confirmed cases in primary schools than secondary schools and sixth forms.
Anyone else share the same opinion?

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KitKatastrophe Sat 31-Oct-20 22:21:01

In my country even babies wear masks and now it is almost back to normal.

The idea of babies wearing masks is horrific and unsafe. No way would I be putting a mask on my baby. And my 3.5 year old would struggle to wear a mask for more than a few minutes.

U8myufo Sat 31-Oct-20 22:21:55


formerbabe Sat 31-Oct-20 22:22:06

You are being ridiculous and I'm highly sceptical that teachers are ignoring children coughing in each others faces. I also can't believe you send your DC to school with a face covering.

yonnie8 Sat 31-Oct-20 22:25:38

@formerbabe They do tell them not to do it but they still do and don't give them any sort of punishment like staying in during break according to DD.

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Remmy123 Sat 31-Oct-20 22:26:44


OpheIiaBaIls Sat 31-Oct-20 22:27:59

God no.

Lcats Sat 31-Oct-20 22:28:50

Over three months even better!

And outside too not just inside!

Maybe not just the children, but domestic animals as well. At least the dogs can be trained to wear mask. Everyone knows dogs are easily trained.

And if someone refuses to wear a mask police should just beat them.

Masks are very important. I am sure it is exactly what stopped Covid in your country. It’s is self evident. If you close your mouth with a mask virus cannot get in. It is that simple. I don’t know how people don’t understand, must be stupid...

pollylocketpickedapocket Sat 31-Oct-20 22:28:56


itchyfinger Sat 31-Oct-20 22:29:09

No. Newsflash: adults have been wearing masks for months and we are still going into lockdown.

What is the world coming to where we think its normal for kids to have to wear masks and have minimal interaction with peoples facial expressions.

TruckinRight Sat 31-Oct-20 22:29:52

Sigh. No.

BringBiscuits Sat 31-Oct-20 22:29:56


Mallemo Sat 31-Oct-20 22:30:10

3.5 is ridiculous, I have a child that age and they wouldn’t manage it for long at all. However, I’m not sure why older children can’t be wearing them more around high schools.

HotToCold Sat 31-Oct-20 22:30:34

Over about 9 yes....

3 years ild, god no !

Dancingalong Sat 31-Oct-20 22:31:07


Atomsaway Sat 31-Oct-20 22:31:45

No! Absolutely not!

ColourMeExhausted Sat 31-Oct-20 22:31:45

Hahaha I can't even get my 3 year old to wear a coat! So, no....

Olivia333 Sat 31-Oct-20 22:31:56


Stuckforlong Sat 31-Oct-20 22:32:07

3 too young , 7 years onwards should

AlohaMolly Sat 31-Oct-20 22:32:14

My 4 year old would probably wear a mask properly for about a minute before it became incredibly unhygienic and more of a super spreader than my DS without a mask!

thisisnotus Sat 31-Oct-20 22:32:50

No, this is a ridiculous idea. Get a grip 😂

MaryShelley1818 Sat 31-Oct-20 22:33:10

Definitely not.
My DS is 3 in a few weeks, there is no way he would wear a mask.

yonnie8 Sat 31-Oct-20 22:33:57

@thisisnotus Why do you think so? I just want your opinion so I'm noy trying to be rude but children spread germs much more than adults do!

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MissDollyMix Sat 31-Oct-20 22:34:39

No. Terrible idea. What is the world coming to?!

Superfoodie123 Sat 31-Oct-20 22:34:56


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