Schools and childcare

Information and updates from our Education and Learning teams.

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The number of positive COVID-19 cases across Dumfries and Galloway is extremely high at this time. The number of new, confirmed positive cases is continuing to rise.
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An education update from Gillian Brydson, Director Skills, Education and Learning
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The Scottish Government announced on 8 March 2021 there would be two additional £100 payments made for each school aged child who receives Free School Meals on the basis of low income in 2021. They have now announced details of a further payment and an amendment to an already announced payment.
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Schools will close for the 2021 Autumn holidays from Monday 11 October and will reopen to pupils on Monday 25 October 2021.
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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.
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The Scottish Government's updated guidance (9 August 2021) sets out to help schools ensure a low-risk environment for learning and teaching.
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Face coverings play a role in preventing the transmission of COVID-19, however, there are reasons you may require a face covering exemption.
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Financial support for families of school children and younger children