Coronavirus: Schools Update15/03/20
Schools update from Children & Families convener, Councillor Stewart Hunter:
“I am aware that parents and carers will have questions and concerns about the potential impact of coronavirus on our schools.
“Like all Scottish local authorities, Dundee City Council continues to closely follow the advice of the Scottish Government and NHS public health experts.
“In line with that, all of our schools and nurseries will be open as normal tomorrow.
“The Council is committed to keeping parents, carers, pupils and our staff informed during what is a rapidly-changing situation. Schools sent out a briefing note to parents last week, and will continue to provide updates.
“I would urge parents and staff to follow NHS advice If they are showing any signs of symptoms. You can find the latest advice on symptoms and self-isolation here: http://www.nhsinform.scot/coronavirus
“Advice on how to maintain good hand hygiene can be found here: https://youtu.be/Ftp95y4KzUA
“Please be assured that authorities in the city, and across Scotland, are working hard to address the significant impacts of Coronavirus on our communities.
“In terms of education, we’re monitoring staff and pupil absence data, planning for any future disruption to schools and liaising daily with government and NHS colleagues.
“I am grateful for your ongoing support. Please continue to follow our social media channels for the latest updates.”
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