Schools and childcare
Information and updates from our Education and Learning teams.
Find out the latest position on schools reopening and phased return.
2 March 2021: Letter to parents from our Head of Education (Quality & Curriculum) on SQA alternative certification model that will be used to determine provisional National 5, Higher and Advanced Higher results.
The Scottish Government's updated guidance (24 March 2021) sets out the key public health measures that schools should implement to minimise the risks of COVID-19 transmission and infection.
Face coverings play a role in preventing the transmission of COVID-19, however, there are reasons you may require a face covering exemption.
19 February 2021: Letter to parents and carers of children returning to ELC and P1 to P3 from Prof Jason Leitch, National Clinical Director of Scottish Government.
From 15 March the phase 2 return to schools starts.
See answers to some FAQs on the current closures
A testing programme is being put in place for people without the symptoms of coronavirus as part of the package of coronavirus risk reduction mitigations in education settings.
The Spring Hardship Payment is a Scottish Government grant which will see a payment of £100 made to all children who receive free meals in a school or early learning and childcare setting due to household low income or qualifying benefits.
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