Scottish secondary school pupils will have to wear face coverings in corridors, communal areas and school buses from next Monday.
Education Secretary John Swinney said the new rules would apply to all pupils aged over 12.
He said the guidance had been updated based on new advice from the World Health Organization (WHO).
There will be no requirement to wear face coverings in classrooms where distancing measures are in place.
Mr Swinney said individual exemptions could be granted for health reasons, but the guidance would be “obligatory” for all secondary, special and grant-aided schools.
He told the BBC’s Good Morning Scotland programme: “From August 31st young people over the age of 12…
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