Last Updated: Monday, January 11, 2021

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.

Education Scotland's Remote Learning Guidance

This advice has been prepared by Education Scotland, in partnership with the COVID-19 Education Recovery Group, to support practitioners in leading remote learning in the coming weeks. The advice sets out shared understanding and expectations of what remote learning means for schools and settings across Scotland. Practitioners will be able to apply this understanding to their own specific context and use it as a basis for professional engagement and development.

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

Scottish Government guidance on reducing the risks of COVID-19 in ELC and schools

The most recent key advice from CERG is Coronavirus (COVID-19): guidance on reducing the risks in schools. Advice is also available for Gaelic Medium Education.

Coronavirus (COVID-19): guidance on reducing the risks in schools

Coronavirus (COVID-19): childcare provision for January 2021 - Supplementary guidance from the Scottish Government for regulated early learning and childcare and school age childcare services.

Gaelic Medium Education advice

The Scottish Government website contains further detailed and comprehensive advice covering all aspects of services for education and children.

Arrangements for the phased re-opening of schools in January 2021

Arrangements for the phased re-opening of schools in January 2021 – supplementary guidance (updated 6 January 2021) - The guidance provides details regarding the phased start to the spring term 2021.

Education Scotland summary guidance

These documents provide a brief overview of current expectations and changes to guidance for early learning and childcare centres and schools.

PDF file: Education Scotland summary guidance 16 December 2020 (477 KB)

Please note that the following guidance should be read in conjunction with the Coronavirus (COVID-19): childcare provision for January 2021 - supplementary guidance, above.

PDF file: Education Scotland summary guidance for ELC - 5 November 2020 (385 KB)

Childminders offering the ELC funded entitlement should refer to the updated guidance for childminding settings.

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