Last Updated: Wednesday, January 12, 2022

Public health information

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This section provides information from Public Health Scotland that relates directly to education. This includes resources and surveys. Further public health advice related to schools can be found in the CERG guidance.

Public Health Blether Recordings

To reassure childcare staff about the safety of the COVID-19 vaccines, and allow them to discuss other areas of the COVID safety guidance, we held a public health discussion on 6th October 2021. The panel included Professor Jason Leitch, National Clinical Director, Dr Diane Stockton from Public Health Scotland and Dr Syed Ahmed, Senior Medical Officer.

Public Health Blether - Early Learning and Childcare:

Following updated Covid-19 guidance for the new term, two public health discussion events were held on 18th and 19th August 2021 to discuss this guidance with a panel of Public Health experts:

Public Health Blether - School Staff:

Public Health Blether - Early Learning and Childcare:


During February and March 2021 Education Scotland, in partnership with COSLA, Public Health Scotland and trades unions/professional organisations, hosted 3 Public Health 'Big Blether' events.

School Support Staff Recording:

Early Learning and Childcare Recording:

Teaching Staff Recording:

COVID-19 antibody survey of education staff (CASS)

PDF file: CASS flyer (475 KB)

PDF file: CASS participant information sheet (126 KB)

PDF file: CASS participant journey flow chart (459 KB)

Scottish Government

Coronavirus (COVID-19): shielding advice and support

COVID-19 Education Recovery Group: children and young people infographic

Coronavirus (COVID-19): supplementary national child protection guidance

Public Health Scotland

PDF file: National toolkit for the managing cases and outbreaks of coronavirus in schools (605 KB)

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