All Scots pupils - except shielders - in full-time return to school after Easter
All pupils across Scotland will be back in the classroom full-time following the Easter holidays, Nicola Sturgeon has confirmed.
Speaking at a Scottish Government coronavirus briefing, the First Minister said the decision has been taken following an assessment of relevant data.
She said: “When the Easter holidays end, virtually all pupils will return to school full-time, so secondary schools will go back to in-person, full-time learning.”
Ms Sturgeon said the exception to this is children who are shielding, who are asked to remain at home until April 26.
Speaking about the return to schools, she said: “This, I know, will be a huge relief to many children and young people and, of course, to many parents and carers and as I said a moment ago, by the end of April we want to see children on the shielding list get back to school in person as well.”
The First Minister announced that Scotland recorded no deaths of Covid-19 patients for the fourth day running but stressed this figure tends to be artificially low over the weekends as most registry offices are closed.
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