First Minister Announcement - Scottish School Closures
The First Minister has just made the following announcement:
“My view is that it is now inevitable that we will close schools and nurseries. My planning assumption now is that schools will close to pupils at the end of this week.”
The First Minister indicated she was making this announcement to give parents as much notice as possible. The Deputy First Minister will set out a statement to Parliament tomorrow and he will address key questions parents and pupils will have, particularly, vulnerable pupils, those sitting their exams and children of “key workers”. The First Minister indicated that teachers and school staff will play a vital role in the weeks to come. She also indicated that schools will re-open as soon as possible, but she could not at this time promise that they will re-open before summer.
We will communicate information and updates as they become available.