LETTER - HEAD OF EDUCATION SERVICES - 30 NOVEMBER 2021

As Christmas approaches I wanted to provide you with an update on the mitigations that remain in place in our schools to keep our staff, children and young people safe from COVID19. As you will be aware, case numbers in East Lothian continue to rise. The impacts of self- isolation are being felt across our schools including staff and support staff, cleaners and home to school transport. Against this backdrop it is essential that we all continue to do all that we can to limit the spread of COVID-19 and the potential disruption to learning. The Scottish Government published updated guidance on 21 November. https://www.gov.scot/publications/coronavirus-covid-19-guidance-on-reducing-the-risks-in-schools/ .  The guidance continues to emphasise the need for a range of measures to keep schools safe

Full details available in letter issued 30 November 2021, from Nicola McDowell, Head of Education.