Secretary's Weekly Update - 23rd March 2020
I hope this finds you and yours well during this difficult period.
You should have received an email from EIS HQ yesterday (if they have an email address for you).
Here in Glasgow can we be clear:
Those who are pregnant, have underlying health issues, self-isolating because you are displaying symptoms or live with someone who is or who have caring duties which mean NHS advice says you should stay home – should be working from home. Please advise your HT of your situation and that you are available to work from home. Keep in touch with the school over the coming week.
GCC have asked others to volunteer to be part of a rota – these should mean no one is working all day, every day in schools.
Where we are in schools we should expect the NHS advice on cleanliness and social distancing to be adhered to. Where this isn’t the case let me know immediately and we will address it with GCC.
I have asked reps in a separate email to give me some information about the situation in our schools this morning and know that Maureen McKenna and the team are out and about this morning to assess and support. Things will change throughout the day/week in relation to schools being opened.
We have also clear that the schools are open for those pupils of key workers and most vulnerable when no alternative arrangements can be made. Please let me know if you think there is a problem within your school. Scottish Government have updated their advice and are clear it should be a small number of pupils who are in school today.
Keep in touch with me if there are any problems and I will get back to you ASAP.