COUNCIL bosses have urged parents and families to wear face masks when picking up or dropping off their children up at schools after the half term break.

When students return from November 2, Barnsley Council have warned that social distancing should be enforced during school drop-off and pickup times.

A council spokesperson said: “When dropping off or picking up your children from school, you should always keep a two-metre distance from people not in your household.

“We also recommend that you wear a face covering at all times to further reduce the spread of coronavirus within school.

“Avoid gathering in groups with other parents.”