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Scot Gov confirm full time return to school and nursery this August: a message from Steven Quinn 30 July 2020

The following is a message to parents and carers from Steven Quinn, Director of Children's Services. It is dated 30 July 2020 and provides an update on the confirmation from Scottish Government that schools and nurseries will reopen full time to all children and young people from August.

Dear Parent/Carer,

Today, the First Minister confirmed a full time return to school and nursery for all children and young people. We are delighted to be able to welcome back all our children and pupils in August and want to thank our school community for their support over the past four months.  

The announcement today has been based on the scientific advice indicating that it is safe for schools and nurseries to fully reopen. We very much welcome the supporting guidance also published today, which we are currently working through. We continue to work with our schools and early years teams and trade unions to ensure we have everything in place for a safe return for all children, pupils, and our staff.  

We know you will have many questions and as soon as we have reviewed the guidance, we will contact parents and carers directly with more detailed plans early tomorrow morning. We will try to cover as much information as possible so you can get everything ready for your child going to school or nursery. 

The safety and wellbeing of everyone within our school community is our biggest priority and we will continue to follow all guidance to ensure everyone feels safe, confident and welcomed when in our schools and nurseries.  

Thank you for your continued patience and support. We are looking forward to welcoming everyone back into our schools and nurseries very soon.  

To keep up to date, follow us on Facebook @renfrewshirecouncil, on Twitter@RenCouncil, sign up to our Schools and Nurseries digital newsletter, or visit our schools and nurseries page on the Coronavirus section of our website. 

Yours sincerely

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