Last Updated: Monday, August 29, 2022

CERG guidance

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This section provides direct access to key information on COVID-19 mitigation for education authority staff, leaders of schools and early learning and childcare settings, and highlights any changes to guidance.

All documents below are the most up-to-date and remain current (regardless of earlier publication dates).

Published May 2022

Published 31 May 2022: Schools: Routine Covid Protection Measures in Schools

Published 31 May 2022: ELC Settings: Coronavirus (COVID-19): Early Learning and Childcare Services

Published 2 May 2022: Coronavirus (COVID-19): Early Learning and Childcare guidance

Published 2 May 2022: Letter to parents, carers and young people from Jason Leitch, National Clinical Director

Publication - April 2022

Published 4 April 2022: Coronavirus (Covid-19): Advisory Sub-Group on Education and Children’s Issues - Children, Schools, Early Learning and Childcare Settings Evidence Summary

Publication - March 2022

Published 17 March 2022: Coronavirus (COVID-19): Revised school guidance

Published 17 March 2022: Coronavirus (COVID-19): Early Learning and Childcare guidance

Published 1 March 2022: Coronavirus (COVID-19): Early Learning and Childcare provider notice (386 KB)

Publication - February 2022

Updated 17 February 2022: Coronavirus (COVID-19): Early Learning and Childcare Services - This guidance is for the early learning and childcare (ELC) sector, and aims to help settings operate safely during coronavirus.

Published 17 February 2022: Coronavirus (COVID-19): Early Learning and Childcare provider notice (supporting transition to school)

Published 17 February 2022: PDF file: Coronavirus (COVID-19): Guidance on reducing the risks from COVID-19 in schools (1.6 MB)

Published 4 February 2022: Coronavirus (COVID-19): Early Learning and Childcare provider notice (540 KB)

Published 2 February 2022: Coronavirus (COVID-19): childcare sector toolkit. The toolkit includes posters and other marketing assets to promote vaccine take up and lateral flow test reporting.

Published 2 February 2022: PDF file: Coronavirus (COVID-19): Guidance on reducing the risks from COVID-19 in schools (1.3 MB)

Publication - January 2022

Published 19 January 2022: PDF file: Coronavirus (COVID-19): Early Learning and Childcare provider notice (367 KB)

Published 11 January 2022: PDF file: Coronavirus (COVID-19): Early Learning and Childcare provider notice (343 KB)

Published 7 January 2022: PDF file: Coronavirus (COVID-19): Guidance on reducing the risks from COVID-19 in schools (1.3 MB).

Published 7 January 2022: PDF file: Previous Guidance (pre 6 January 2022) - Critical National Infrastructure Exemption Scheme (Education Staff) (127 KB).

Published 7 January 2022: Word file: Template - Short Low Risk Letter - Parents of primary and secondary school pupils (21 KB).

Published 7 January 2022: Word file: Template - Short Low Risk Letter - Staff (23 KB).

Published 6 January 2022: PDF file: Self-Isolation changes FAQs (242 KB).

Published 5 January 2022: PDF file: Coronavirus (COVID-19): Guidance on reducing the risks from COVID-19 in schools (1.6 MB).

Publication - December 2021

Updated 24 December 2021: Coronavirus (COVID-19): supplementary national child protection guidance - guidance on the continuity of services.

Published 17 December 2021: PDF file: Coronavirus (COVID-19): Guidance on reducing the risks from COVID-19 in schools (1.3 MB)

Published December 2021: PDF file: Education Scotland Remote Learning - Advice and guidance (452 KB).

Publication - November 2021

Updated 30 November 2021: Scottish Government Early Learning and Childcare Covid 19: monthly updates.

Publication - October 2021

Published 19 October 2021: COVID-19 safety in schools.

Published 5 October 2021: Coronavirus (COVID-19) education recovery: key actions and next steps.

Publication - September 2021

Published 29 September 2021: PDF file: Vaccine Misinformation in Schools - 1 - Letter (172 KB).

Published 29 September 2021: PDF file: Vaccine Misinformation in Schools - 2 - Annex - examples of misinformation (1.4 MB).

Publication - April 2021

Published 16 April 2021: Coronavirus (COVID-19): guidance for school visits and trips - Update for local authorities and schools in relation to school trips planned for the spring term.

Publication - March 2021

Published 8 March 2021: Coronavirus (COVID-19): guidance on schools reopening - Guidance on arrangements for the phased reopening of schools in March 2021.

Published 3 March 2021: PDF file: Phase 2 of the return to in-person learning (233 KB).

Publication - February 2021

Published 17 February 2021: PDF file: Prioritising the return of senior phase learners: technical guidance for providing senior phase practical work in-school (369 KB).

Published 19 February 2021: PDF file: Early learning and childcare: Supporting learning at home and family learning during Covid-19 (432 KB) (Current as of 15 December 2021).

Publication - January 2021

Published 8 January 2021: PDF file: CERG - Remote learning guidance (425 KB).

Publication - 2020

Published June 2020: Coronavirus (COVID-19): Gaelic medium education - June 2020.

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