- 13 Jan 2021
Date received: 20 Nov 2020
Date responded: 8 Jan 2021
How many cases of Covid-19 in Scotland have been reported from children in early years establishments like local authority and private nurseries.
Can you share current figures, any historical data and trends, and also breakdown by local authority areas. Also if there is data on how many nursery shutdowns this has caused.
While our aim is to provide information whenever possible, in this instance the Scottish Government does not have the information you have requested on cases of Covid-19 in nurseries.
You may find the following information on what we do hold on absences in school and childcare settings useful.
Data on attendance and absence in schools and childcare settings:
Information on positive cases among children in general is available from Public Health Scotland. You may find the following links useful.
Public Health Scotland:
The Scottish Government is committed to publishing all information released in response to Freedom of Information requests. View all FOI responses at http://www.gov.scot/foi-responses.
Please quote the FOI reference
Central Enquiry Unit
Phone: 0300 244 4000
The Scottish Government
St Andrews House