Coronavirus: Christmas school holidays could be extended

Published on 27 Nov 2020, 13:29
Jeane Freeman said plans for extended school holidays are not a trade-off for easing Christmas restrictions.

Council leaders are discussing whether to standardise the break across Scotland from December 18 to January 11.

Return dates currently vary between local authority areas from January 5-7.

The proposal has been designed to limit the spread of Covid-19 after families gather for Christmas. Three households will be allowed to form a ‘bubble’ and spend time indoors together between December 23-27.

Talks over extending the school holidays were taking place on Friday morning, with a decision expected to be taken by the Scottish Government next week.

Discussions were also held on Thursday, with the proposals leaked to the Daily Record newspaper.

An alternative plan would see remote learning reintroduced for a few days until schools return.

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