On Tuesday 23rd June, Deputy First Minister John Swinney spoke before the Scottish Parliament and announced plans to re-open Scottish schools 7 weeks later, on Tuesday 11th August.
Scottish schools closed in March as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic and lockdown procedures. Mr Swinney noted that while the plan is to re-open Scottish schools fulltime, this has to be achieved safely, and remains conditional and dependent upon ongoing scientific and health advice, as part of a wider approach.
To read Mr Swinney’s statement in full, please visit the Scottish Government website.
The Scottish Government COVID-19 framework is also available to view online, along with the Strategic Framework for Re-Opening Schools, Early Learning and Childcare Provision.