Scotland’s schools have been given the go-ahead to reopen from 11 August by the country’s first minister.
Guidance issued to councils said children should “return to school as quickly and as safely as possible”.
Nicola Sturgeon said she expected all pupils to be back in class full time from 18 August “at the very latest”.
The first minister also announced an end to shielding, but said “minimal” other changes would be made.
She said Scotland could remain in “phase three” of the government’s route map out of lockdown for some time to come.
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Ms Sturgeon said “substantial, hard earned” progress had been made in suppressing coronavirus, which would allow schools to reopen in August.
Ms Sturgeon said there was a “moral and educational imperative that…
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