By Joe Davies For Mailonline
Published: 20:30 BST, 10 October 2020 | Updated: 20:40 BST, 10 October 2020
Schoolchildren have been banned from singing happy birthday in classrooms over fears it could spread coronavirus.
Children have been told to listen to the song on YouTube or hum the tune rather than sing it at some schools.
Birthday cakes from home have also been banned by some schools to prevent transmission of the virus.
Singing can leave droplets in the surrounding air, meaning infectious individuals risk spreading the virus when they open their mouths.
Schoolchildren in the UK have been banned from singing Happy Birthday in classrooms over fears it could spread coronavirus
It has not been banned in all schools yet but people have been banned from singing in pubs and churches.
Parent campaign group UsForThem has found certain schools across the country have imposed a ban themselves.