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Coronavirus (COVID-19): closure and re-opening of schools - impact assessment

An assessment of the impact of school closures and their re-opening on groups with protected characteristics and collates the considerations of all of the following - EQIA, FSDA, ICIA and BRIA.

Published:
30 Jul 2020
Coronavirus (COVID-19): closure and re-opening of schools - impact assessment

The OECD, in Education responses to COVID-19: an implementation strategy toolkit, states that ‘School closures can have a negative impact on children, on learning and increase inequalities if governments do not effectively implement measures to ensure every child has sufficient resources to learn in good conditions, in particular in countries where non-school factors play a determinant role in learning outcomes’. The Scottish Government recognises this, and this document is an assessment of the impact of school closures and their re-opening on groups with protected characteristics, and collates the considerations of all of:

An Equalities Impact Assessment (EQIA) A Fairer Scotland Duty Assessment (FSDA) An Island Communities Impact Assessment (ICIA) and A Business and Regulatory Impact Assessment (BRIA)

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Email: CERG@gov.scot