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Chamber and committees

Question ref. S5W-29186
Asked by: James Dornan, Glasgow Cathcart, Scottish National Party
Date lodged: 18 May 2020

Question

To ask the Scottish Government at what stage it is in its planning for delivering education in the event of a second wave of COVID-19 later in 2020.

Current status: Answered by John Swinney on 1 June 2020


Answer

The Scottish Government will do its best to avoid a second wave of COVID-19. However, if the scientific evidence tells us that we are unable to contain the virus, it is possible that we may need to re-impose lockdown restrictions for schools and other education settings. Our primary concern is the safety and wellbeing of staff and we will ensure that pupils, education staff and families are fully supported in the event of a re-occurrence. Regardless of a second wave, children and young people will continue to be supported in their teaching and learning.