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Coronavirus (COVID-19) advice and guidance for schools

As we enter the next phases of the Scottish Government's road map out of lock down in response to the coronavirus global pandemic we will post current information here on the recovery, resilience and reconnection framework for our schools and learning.

  • Additional Free School Meal Payment January 2021 - parent and carers letter from Maureen McKenna - Wednesday 13 January 2021

A letter has been sent to all families with details of the additional free school meal payment to eligible children and young people during the current Scottish Government lockdown restrictions and paid every two weeks to support families until schools reopen to all.

You can read the letter here:

pdf icon Free School Meals January 2021 additional payment letter from Maureen McKenna [65kb]

For more information on eligibility criteria and how to apply for free school meals visit Clothing Grants and Free School Meals

  • Updated supplementary guidance for schools published by the Scottish Government - Wednesday 6 January 2021

Advice and guidance for schools has been updated following the new lockdown and stay at home restrictions to take into account the extension to remote learning for the majority of pupils in January with in school learning only for vulnerable children and keyworker children.

You can read the updated advice at Coronavirus (COVID-19): school re-opening arrangements for January 2021 - gov.scot (www.gov.scot)

  • Updated information on childcare arrangements - children under 5 and school age children 

Under the current Scottish Government regulations nurseries are only open to the children on keyworkers and vulnerable families.  We've published updated advice and guidance on the Glasgow Family Information Service (GFIS) and can be accessed at https://www.gfis.org.uk/

  • First Minister announces new stay at home regulations from midnight and delayed return for schools and nurseries - Monday 4 January 2021

New stay at home regulations - except for essential purposes - have been announced by the First Minister and include changes to schools and nurseries which will now remain closed to the majority of children and young people until the beginning of February at least and pupils being taught online. 

The arrangements for our vulnerable families and the children of keyworkers remains the same with details sent in letters to Glasgow's parents and carers before the Christmas holidays.  Copies of the letters are below.

You can read the full regulations published by the Scottish Government at https://www.gov.scot/publications/coronavirus-covid-19-stay-at-home-guidance/

 

  • Information on January school and nursery arrangements sent to parents, carers and senior pupils - Tuesday 22 December 2020

Maureen McKenna, Executive Director of Education has written to all Glasgow families and senior phase pupils outlining the arrangements and details on the delayed return to schools and nurseries after the Christmas and New Year holidays and following the Scottish Government's new precautionary restrictions to tackle the new strain of the virus.

You can read the updated Scottish Government advice and guidance at https://www.gov.scot/publications/coronavirus-covid-19-childcare-provision-from-26-december-to-18-january/

Copies of the letters for nurseries, primaries, secondaries and for senior pupils:

pdf icon Jan 2021 arrangements - Maureen McKenna Nursery Parent/Carer letter [92kb]

pdf icon January 2021 Primary school arrangements - Maureen McKenna letter to parents/carers [79kb]

pdf icon January 2021 Secondary school arrangements - Maureen McKenna letter to parents/carers [78kb]

pdf icon January 2021 arrangements - Maureen McKenna Letter to Senior phase pupils [64kb]

  • Update on self-isolation period from Monday 14 December 2020 - Friday 11 December 2020

The Scottish Government has just announced that the period of self-isolation has reduced from 14 days to 10 days

The change, taking effect from Monday 14 December 2020, will apply as follows:

·        Someone who, from 14 December, has been contacted through Test and Protect - including by the scot app - or their Local Health Board and have been notified to self-isolate, should do so for 10 days.

·        Someone who, from 14 December, is required to quarantine following arrival into Scotland from overseas, should self-isolate for a period of 10 days.

·        Someone who was previously instructed to self-isolate will, from 14 December, be able to stop self-isolating ten days from when they were first notified to do so.

Updated Letter B  for parents and carers for schools has been issued to our Headteachers word icon Coronavirus Parent and Carer Letter B - school positive case [71kb]

Letter B for parents and carers for nurseries is now available word icon Coronavirus Parent and Carer Letter B - nursery positive case [61kb]

  • Maureen McKenna, Executive Director of Education Letter to Parents and Carers - October 2020

pdf icon Maureen McKenna, Executive Director of Education Letter to Parent and Carers Oct 20 [135kb]

  • West Partnership advice, guidance and processes for schools and nurseries dealing with positive coronavirus case - Tuesday 8 September 2020

Schools across the city have been sent a set of documents from Maureen McKenna, Executive Director of Education and in collaboration with our GGC Public Health colleagues, that will help schools and nurseries deal with a positive virus case that's been identified and linked to their school.

pdf icon School advice and guidance - positive coronavirus (COVID-19) case linked to a school [444kb] 

word icon Section 2 At Home Learning Dec 2020 [1Mb]

pdf icon Letter A updated October 20 [214kb]  

word icon Coronavirus Parent and Carer Letter B (no restrictions) - school positive case [70kb] 

pdf icon Letter C updated October 20 [212kb] 

spreadsheet icon School Contact List [25kb]

word icon Arabic Letter A General advisory letter to parents and carers (Sept) G140914 ARABIC [1Mb] word icon Arabic Letter B (no restrictions) Parent and carers of contacts (v2) G140914 ARABIC [1Mb] word icon Arabic Letter B (Restrictions) Parent and carers of contacts (v2) G140914 ARABIC [1Mb]

word icon Cantonese Letter A General advisory letter to parents and carers (Sept) G140914 CANTONESE [60kb] word icon Cantonese Letter B (no restrictions) Parent and carers of contacts (v2) G140914 CANTONESE [60kb] word icon Cantonese Letter B (Restrictions) Parent and carers of contacts (v2) G140914 CANTONESE [205kb]

word icon Farsi Letter A General advisory letter to parents and carers (Sept) G140914 FARSI [143kb] word icon Farsi Letter B (no restrictions) Parent and carers of contacts (v2) G140914 FARSI [174kb] word icon Farsi Letter B (Restrictions) Parent and carers of contacts (v2) G140914 FARSI [129kb]

word icon Kurdish Sorani Letter A General advisory letter to parents and carers (Sept) G140914-KURDISH SORANI [62kb] word icon Kurdish Sorani Letter B (no restrictions) Parent and carers of contacts (v2) G140914-KURDISH SORANI [64kb] word icon Kurdish Sorani Letter B (Restrictions) Parent and carers of contacts (v2) G140914-KURDISH SORANI [62kb]

word icon Mandarin Letter A General advisory letter to parents and carers (Sept) G140914 Simplified Chinese [61kb] word icon Mandarin Letter B (no restrictions) Parent and carers of contacts (v2) G140914 Simplified Chinese [62kb] word icon Mandarin Letter B (Restrictions) Parent and carers of contacts (v2) G140914 Simplified Chinese [171kb]

word icon Polish Letter A General advisory letter to parents and carers (Sept) G140914 POLISH [60kb] word icon Portuguese Letter B (no restrictions) Parent and carers of contacts (v2) G140914 PORTUGUESE [61kb] word icon Portuguese Letter B (Restrictions) Parent and carers of contacts (v2) G140914 PORTUGUESE [61kb]

word icon Punjabi Letter A General advisory letter to parents and carers (Sept) G140914 PUNJABI [1Mb] word icon Punjabi Letter B (no restrictions) Parent and carers of contacts (v2) G140914 PUNJABI [1Mb] word icon Punjabi Letter B (Restrictions) Parent and carers of contacts (v2) G140914 PUNJABI [1Mb]

word icon Romanian Letter A General advisory letter to parents and carers (Sept) G140914 ROMANIAN [128kb] word icon Romanian Letter B (no restrictions) Parent and carers of contacts (v2) G140914 ROMANIAN [127kb] word icon Romanian Letter B (Restrictions) Parent and carers of contacts (v2) G140914 ROMANIAN [129kb]

word icon Russian Letter A General advisory letter to parents and carers (Sept) G140914 RUSSIAN [62kb] word icon Russian Letter B (no restrictions) Parent and carers of contacts (v2) G140914 RUSSIAN [66kb] word icon Russian Letter B (Restrictions) Parent and carers of contacts (v2) G140914 RUSSIAN [62kb]

word icon Slovak Letter A General advisory letter to parents and carers (Sept) G140914 SLOVAK [61kb] word icon Slovak Letter B (no restrictions) Parent and carers of contacts (v2) G140914 SLOVAK [61kb] word icon Slovak Letter B (Restrictions) Parent and carers of contacts (v2) G140914 SLOVAK [61kb]

word icon Urdu Letter A General advisory letter to parents and carers (Sept) G140914 URDU [62kb] word icon Urdu Letter B (no restrictions) Parent and carers of contacts (v2) G140914 URDU [62kb] word icon Urdu Letter B (Restrictions) Parent and carers of contacts (v2) G140914 URDU [62kb]

word icon Vietnamese Letter A General advisory letter to parents and carers (Sept) G140914 VIETNAMESE [61kb] word icon Vietnamese Letter B (no restrictions) Parent and carers of contacts (v2) G140914 VIETNAMESE [61kb] word icon Vietnamese Letter B (Restrictions) Parent and carers of contacts (v2) G140914 VIETNAMESE [62kb]

  • Public Health Q&A for Parents, Carers and Pupils - 3 September 2020

 

Our Education Director spoke to Linda de Caestecker, Public Health at NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde to offer advice and Reassurance. Watch the Q&A's below.



 

  • Coronavirus and schools - frequently asked questions - 28 August 2020

We've published an up-to-date FAQs to help our schools and families find out information about the virus and children, testing and schools with answers from the Director of Public Health for Greater Glasgow and Clyde.

pdf icon Public Health and Education FAQs [299kb]
 

  • NHSGGC Letter to parents about testing for coronavirus

Covid Testing image

A letter is being sent to all parents and carers of school childing in the Greater Glasgow and Clyde area from Dr Linda De Caestecker - Director of Public Health with important information on when to ask for a test and how to do this.

pdf icon NHS Parent and carers' testing information letter [63kb]

Scotland's National Clinical Director, Jason Leitch, has also given advice to parents and carers on what to do if a child shows symptoms of another viral infection, such as the common cold.

pdf icon Coronavirus - Jason Leitch Letter on testing and common colds - 31 August 2020 [172kb]

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