The attached letter from Lesley Brown, Head of Education and Children’s Services, has been emailed out to parents/carers this morning regarding updated Scottish Government Guidelines. As stated in the letter more details can be found on the Scottish Government Website but some of the key points are:
From today, Monday 2nd November 2020:
- Parents/carers and other visitors should wear face coverings to the school or nursery site (whether entering the building or otherwise), including parents/carers at drop-off and pick-up. (This means you will have to wear a face covering in the playground).
- Face coverings should be worn by staff where they cannot keep two metres apart from other adults and/or children in primary and secondary schools (some exceptions apply for P1-2).
- Face coverings should be used by staff and other adults across all school and nursery settings when not working directly with children, for example when moving around settings or when in staff rooms and administrative areas
- Face coverings should continue to be worn whilst travelling on home to school transport.
- Those supporting children with Additional Support Needs who routinely have to work within two metres of children and young people should wear face coverings as a general rule.
- Indoor Physical Education will now be permitted up to and including those in Tier 3 – it is not permitted in Tier 4.
Thank you for your cooperation and understanding.