READERS have had their say after a college introduced mandatory mask-wearing for students in all areas of the stie.

Furness College in Barrow has now made it mandatory for students to wear face masks in all areas of the site.

A recent Covid update from the college said: "After careful consideration and assessing the risk to everyone who attends college, it has been decided that from Monday June 21, face coverings will be mandatory in all communal areas and classrooms within the college. This applies to all students, staff and any visitors unless they are exempt."

Sue Calvert said: "Yes so right, otherwise this will not end and this Delta variant is lethal."

Trevor Jones said: "Just wear your mask - the quicker we stop the spread, the quicker we get back to normal. We all have to sing from the same hymn sheet until this pandemic is over."

Nicky Booth said: "My 17-year-old daughter is high risk she has been vaccinated and has worn a mask all the way through and has barely left the house. I would like her and everyone else to be able to live their lives."

Tania Dermody said: "My son is a member of staff and they have to wear them so why shouldn’t the students?"

Anne Lowther said: "It would be wise to wear one with the rise in numbers and it may help us open up sooner."

Linda Sleczka said: "They cannot do this by law. Mandatory is not law."

Adam Allsopp said: "Don’t make a difference."

Dave Baker said: "If it keeps them safe why not."