Legal action has been taken on behalf of a pupil against Tapton School Academy Trust, which runs four secondary schools in the Sheffield area, on the issue of wearing masks in schools.

The court case was lodged on April 23 by the 12-year-old girl’s father, both of whom are remaining anonymous along with the school in question. The action is being taken by laworfiction, a legal advice website, and leading lawyers involved in other cases against the government’s response to Covid-19. They want the school to stop promoting the wearing of masks and putting measures to reduce the spread of Covid-19 ahead of the health and education of children.