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Local authority coronavirus guidance for schools reopening: FOI release

Information request and response under the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002

Published:
26 Aug 2020
Local authority coronavirus guidance for schools reopening: FOI release
FOI reference: FOI/202000058536
Date received: 8 Jul 2020
Date responded: 30 Jul 2020
Information requested

Copies of guidance or information issued to local authorities or schools on the safe operation of schools, including school transport, in relation to coronavirus, when they reopen in August, to include any information provided from June 1, 2020, to the date of your response.

Response

I enclose a copy of some of the information you requested. The enclosures are two letters issued to local authorities to support the education continuity directions issued between 1 June 2020 and 8 July 2020

Most of the information you have requested is available from the Scottish Government website.
Guidance relating to schools can be found under the "Education and children" heading of the Coronavirus guidance page, here: https://www.gov.scot/collections/coronavirus-covid-19-guidance/.

The education continuity directions referenced in the enclosed letters can be found here: 
https://www.gov.scot/publications/coronavirus-act-2020-educational-continuity-direction/

Under section 25(1) of FOISA, we do not have to give you information which is already reasonably accessible to you. If, however, you do not have internet access to obtain this information from the website(s) listed, then please contact me again and I will send you a paper copy.

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