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COVID-19 Positive cases for students and teachers: FOI release

Published: 13 Jan 2021

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

Published:
13 Jan 2021
COVID-19 Positive cases for students and teachers: FOI release
FOI reference: FOI/20200099242
Date received: 15 Oct 2020
Date responded: 7 Jan 2021
Information requested

The number of confirmed coronavirus positive cases for students and teachers in individual schools in Scotland. I want to know the numbers for each individual school, as opposed to the 'post code' numbers you are currently providing. The most up to date numbers possible, please.

Response

While our aim is to provide information whenever possible, in this instance the Scottish Government does not have the information you have requested. We do not have data at school level on confirmed coronavirus positive cases for students and teachers in Scotland.

You may find the following information on what we do hold on pupil and staff absences useful.

Pupil and Staff Absences from Schools:
https://public.tableau.com/profile/sg.eas.learninganalysis#!/vizhome/COVID19-SchoolsandChildcareInformation/Introduction
https://www.gov.scot/publications/coronavirus-covid-19-daily-data-for-scotland/
https://www.gov.scot/publications/covid-19-education-recovery-group-children-and-young-people-infographic/

Information on positive cases among children in general is available from Public Health Scotland.

You may find the following links useful.

Public Health Scotland:
https://www.publichealthscotland.scot/our-areas-of-work/covid-19/covid-19-data-and-intelligence/
https://public.tableau.com/profile/phs.covid.19#!/vizhome/COVID-19DailyDashboard_15960160643010/Overview
https://www.publichealthscotland.scot/our-areas-of-work/covid-19/covid-19-data-and-intelligence/covid-19-weekly-report-for-scotland/
https://www.publichealthscotland.scot/downloads/covid-19-infections-among-school-pupils-in-scotland/

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