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Chamber and committees

Question ref. S5W-31331

Date lodged: 20 August 2020

Question

To ask the Scottish Government whether specific COVID-19 guidance for home educators will be published.

Current status: Answered by John Swinney on 28 August 2020


Answer

As announced on 20 August, indoor activities for children and young people (unregulated) can begin from Monday, 31 August, subject to adhering to the guidance for these activities. This guidance, for activities that are voluntary, third sector, parent or peer led, is currently being developed and its principles will apply to home educators.

The guidance on re-opening school age childcare services , small and micro businesses guidance and Phase 3: staying safe and protecting others is also applicable for home educators.