The controversial issue of face coverings in schools has provoked a strong reaction in the north and north-east.
Government ministers are expected to announce changes to the rules around face coverings in schools on Wednesday.
According to a draft document, pupils and teachers will not have to wear masks in classrooms. They would still be required in communal areas.
Poll reveals strong feelings against school kids wearing masks
More than 88% of those responding feel that masks should not be worn by youngsters in schools compared to just over 11% who back the measure.
In total there 1,783 votes in our poll, which asked “Should face coverings be worn in schools into the winter?”.
There were 1,580 for no and just 203 votes for yes in our online survey.
Face coverings in schools: Why/why not?
The majority of you gave a resounding no – Chrissy Muir gave a reason for her thinking.
She posted: “It is causing my children and others psychological distress and has changed their learning environment in negative ways.
“It’s about time we prioritize children over adults.”
June Greig – clearly against masks in schools – described them as “bacteria-filled muzzles”.
Others – although in the minority in our poll – were in favour of keeping masks and the other measures.
Kat Bea Sremlahc wrote: “As a parent of a secondary pupil I support this.
“The winter respiratory viruses are predicted to be worse this year.
“Masks, along with other precautions like hand washing and sanitising, are the best way to prevent spread of all respiratory viruses and flu.”
First minister previously mentioned masks
Nicola Sturgeon hinted at the continued use of face coverings in schools over the winter last week.
The group of advisors is made up of 14 specialists from different sectors including science and education.
Campaigners had welcomed the potential announcement of ending the use of face coverings while children are at their desks but the EIS teaching union was more cautious.
A spokeswoman said: “Any proposal to remove pupil face coverings whilst they are seated, should be linked to a significant increase in the vaccination uptake among secondary pupils, which is progressing but still in the early stages.”