Schools ready for a safe welcome back

Wednesday 11 August 2021

Schools in Angus are set to welcome pupils back to the classroom today (Wednesday 11 August 2021). Cllr Ron Sturrock, Vice Convener of Children and Learning Committee extends a warm welcome to young people, families and carers and teaching staff.

Cllr Sturrock said: “I’m delighted to welcome everyone back at the start of the new school year. I hope you enjoyed the summer and managed to make the most of the nice weather – when we had it.

“I’d also like to extend a warm welcome to all of the new children and their families who are joining us this year.

“Although Scotland has now moved to beyond level 0, many of the safety measures in place before the schools finished for the summer break will still be in place when schools start back – for at least six weeks. This includes physical distancing of at least one metre between all staff, and staff and pupils, staff and young people aged 12 and over wearing face coverings, and enhanced cleaning, ventilation and hygiene measures.

“Our schools have worked hard to make sure they are fully prepared, and I know they are really looking forward to welcoming pupils back.”

Information and advice for families on returning to school is available on our website. This includes information on what to do if your child is unwell, contract tracing and self-isolation, drop-off and pick-up arrangements and asymptomatic testing.