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Phased Return for Schools

From Monday 22nd of February in Orkney all pre-school children and pupils in P1-P3 will return to face to face teaching in the classroom.

Those children of key workers who have been receiving face to face teaching will continue to do so.

In Orkney’s smallest schools, 25 pupils or less, where children are taught in 1 class, all pupils from P1 to P7 can return to face to face teaching.

S4, S5 and S6 will have a limited return to allow completion of certificate work. Schools will communicate directly with pupils.

For all other pupils, there will be a review on 2nd of March.

There will be a 2m distancing rule on school buses for secondary pupils.

Voluntary at home covid testing will be offered to adult staff and students in S4, S5 and S6

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