From today, 1st March 2021, all school grounds in Wales will become smoke-free spaces.
As Wales becomes the first country in the UK to extend its smoking ban to certain outdoor areas, we are committed to improving the health of our children, families and staff by providing a smoke-free environment.
Smoking in smoke-free spaces – which not only includes school grounds, but also public playgrounds, outdoor day-care, child-minding settings as well as hospital grounds – from 1st March could result in a £100 fine. We also ask that no-one smokes in areas near to the school as families are entering or leaving the site.
We want to protect everyone from harmful second-hand smoke and we especially recognise the important role that adults have in influencing the attitudes and smoking behaviour of children and young people.
Many thanks to everyone,
The Oakfield Team
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