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Coronavirus (COVID-19)

All schools in Perth & Kinross are now open to pupils and are following Scottish Government guidelines concerning Coronavirus.

We will keep this page regularly updated with information regarding Coronavirus.  Please ensure that your contact details are up to date so that any new information can be sent to you as soon as possible.

Following the First Minister's announcement on 19th December, Perth & Kinross Council schools will open on 7th January 2021 as planned but only childcare for the children of essential workers and those considered vulnerable will be provided on 7 and 8 January 2021.  All schools staff will return to work on 7th January.

For all children, the holidays will extend to 11th January 2021.  The majority of children will then begin remote learning at home until at least 18th January 2021.

Please refer to the Perth & Kinross Council website (link below) for more information regarding this.

 

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:

31st August 2020:  Jason Leitch, National Clinical Director of the Scottish Government has written a letter to all parents outlining the differences between COVID-19 symptoms and other seasonal infections in order to avoid confusion.  The letter can be found here: Coronavirus - Jason Leitch Letter on testing

What is Coronavirus (COVID-19)?

Coronavirus (COVID-19) is the illness caused by a new strain of coronavirus first identified in Wuhan City, China.  It can cause a cough and/or a fever/high temperature/loss of taste and loss of smell. Generally, coronavirus can cause more severe symptoms in people with weakened immune systems, older people and those with long term conditions like diabetes, cancer and chronic lung disease.

The latest information regarding COVID-19 and schools from Education Scotland (updated on a regular basis) is found here:  https://education.gov.scot/improvement/covid-19-education-recovery

The latest information regarding COVID-19 and schools from Perth & Kinross Council (updated 22nd December 2020) is found here:  https://www.pkc.gov.uk/coronavirus/schools

The latest information regarding COVID-19 from NHS Inform Scotland (updated regularly) is found here: https://www.nhsinform.scot/illnesses-and-conditions/infections-and-poisoning/coronavirus-covid-19

The latest information regarding COVID-19 from the Scottish Government (updated 21st December 2020) is found here:

https://www.gov.scot/news/schools-guidance