Schools, early learning and children

Further easing of Covid restrictions from 1 May

National Clinical Director Jason Leitch has written to parents and carers about further easing of restrictions.

Children and young people (those aged 18 and under) with mild symptoms such as a runny nose, sore throat, or slight cough - but who are otherwise well - do not need to stay at home and can continue to attend education settings.

They should only stay at home if they are unwell and have a high temperature. They can go back to school, college or childcare, and resume normal activities when they no longer have a fever and they feel well enough to attend.

This guidance differs slightly to that for adults, and reflects the fact that children and young people generally have a higher likelihood than adults of regular instances of respiratory symptoms from non-Covid illnesses.

Further information on the stay at home guidance and measures you can take to limit the spread of Covid-19 can be found on the Scottish Government website.

Face coverings

Read the latest Scottish Government guidance, which includes removing the requirement to wear face coverings in secondary schools.

School lunches

School lunches are now available in our dining halls.

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