Schools and childcare
Information and updates from our Education and Learning teams.
Find out the latest position on schools reopening and phased return.
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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 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.
The Scottish Government would like your help to improve the schools asymptomatic testing programme.
The Scottish Government announced on 8 March there will be two additional £100 payments made for each school aged child who receives Free School Meals on the basis of low income in 2021.
Schools will close for the 2021 Summer holidays from Monday 28 June and will reopen to pupils on Thursday 19 August.