Cases of COVID-19 in Scotland reported in nurseries and early years establishments: FOI release

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

Information requested

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:!/vizhome/COVID19-SchoolsandChildcareInformation/Introduction

Information on positive cases among children in general is available from Public Health Scotland. You may find the following links useful.

Public Health Scotland:!/vizhome/COVID-19DailyDashboard_15960160643010/Overview

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Central Enquiry Unit
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