March 2021 H&S Bulletin

Created on: 11 Mar 2021 | Last modified: 12 Mar 2021

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Advice on Safety in Schools March 2021

Briefing and Guidance for EIS Representatives on Reopening of Schools

The Scottish Government has announced that Phase 2 of the return to school will begin on 15 March. From that date, 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. The Scottish Government also expects a phased return to secondary school from 15 March and that all secondary school pupils will return to spend some time in school from 15 March until the start of the Easter break.

These phasing arrangements were the result of decisions made by the Scottish Government and were not agreed outcomes of CERG (Covid Education Recovery Group).

The EIS has produced a briefing note and guidance for EIS school representatives along with revised checklists. 

These revised checklists are available here and should be used as a guide when considering Health and Safety issues and issues with Scottish Government Guidelines relating to the control of Covid-19 within the workplace.