Skip to content

Re-opening of schools and Early Learning Centres 

In the First Minister’s statement to Parliament on 2 March, it was detailed that phase 2 of the return to school will take place on 15 March, unless new evidence or new circumstances require this to be reconsidered. 

The expectation is that from 15 March all children in primary 4 to 7 will go back to school on a full-time basis.  All primary school children will also be able to return to regulated childcare, including after school and breakfast clubs.

There is also expected to be a phased return to secondary school from 15 March.  It is the intention that all secondary school pupils will return to spend some time in school from 15 March until the Easter break.  All pupils are expected to return to full-time schooling after Easter, subject to continued suppression of the virus and the requirement for 2m physical distancing between young people being removed.

Further information is available on the FAQ's for schools and ELCC's reopening and on the Scottish Government website.