Anyone who needs to be in an environment that's heavily populated in the current pandemic situation should be allowed to take safety precautions to cut down the risk of them getting covid. This is no different for a child in a school or CEO at a company meeting. With the cases of covid currently on the rise in schools I would have thought a school would welcome a child wanting to be extra careful. If a simple mask will reduce not only his chance of getting covid but also his anxiety about getting ill or passing it on then I can't see the harm. The health board & government are hammering home the message ' hands, face, space' surely this mask till the situation is solved can not harm . Schools rethink please !