Newark Lidl shoppers express fears over contracting coronavirus because Newark Academy students 'ignore' face covering guidance
Shoppers have expressed fears over contracting coronavirus because students aren’t wearing face masks.
Newark Academy students often can be seen outside the Lidl Balderton store, many not wearing face coverings.
Some have also been seen in the store without masks, according to other shoppers.
While young people are less likely to become very ill through the virus, they could pass it on to the more vulnerable.
One shopper said: “Why is it that pupils from the academy think they are exempt from wearing masks?
“My husband and I were shopping when at least 20 to 30 boys and girls went into the store. They were told to wear masks, but it was completely ignored.
“The attitude of the youngsters is as if this virus does not affect them. It’s youngsters like them who not helping this virus to recede.”
A school spokesman said: “Since Newark Academy fully reopened in September, we have been working with our students to educate and reinforce the importance of following government’s covid-19 guidelines at all times.
“While we can’t monitor all our students’ activities outside the school day, we will continue to reinforce the importance of protecting the wider community through the wearing of face coverings, following social distancing guidelines and showing consideration to others at all times.”