Hillhead Primary School, Glasgow

COSLA: ‘A Safer Return’ as Scottish pupils return to school

The Convention of Scottish Local Authorities (COSLA) has issued ‘a safer return’ message as pupils in Scotland return to full-time schooling when the Easter holidays end.

Some local authority run schools return on 12 April and the remainder will go back on 19 April
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However, children who are on the shielding list are advised to stay at home until 26 April in line with advice from the Scotland’s Chief Medical Officer, Dr Gregor Smith.

Strict two metre physical distancing between pupils in secondary schools will be removed and schools will consider how they can strengthen other mitigations.

Following the national expansion of lateral flow testing, twice-weekly tests are available for all school staff in primary, secondary and special schools and for secondary school pupils.

In a joint statement by the organisation’s Resources Spokesperson, Councillor Gail Macgregor and Children and Young People Spokesperson, Councillor Stephen McCabe said:

“As our schools and nurseries return to being open for all children and young people, we know education staff as well as parents and carers will be anxious.

“With our trade union colleagues we want to assure everyone that we are doing all that we can to continue to make the return as safe as it can be. By working closely together we can all ensure that we minimise the risk to ourselves and to others. 

“Whether a teacher, a janitor, a cleaner, a caterer, a support assistant, an early years practitioner, an administration worker or one of the other vital roles that make sure education is delivered daily, the key to safe work places is leading by example.

“We must remind ourselves and each other what can keep us safe by following FACTS and by reaching out for support where you are uncertain.

We thank everyone for playing their part and doing all that you can to keep each other safe whilst delivering everyday essential services.”

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