The Scottish Government has postponed the requirement to provide 1140 hours of early learning and childcare for all our children. This means that the early years` team will need to look at the provision that will be available across the city for August on a setting by setting basis. Where 1140 hours has been implemented already we will try to ensure this will continue for families. Please find a link to the letter from the Senior Education Manager. At the moment we are unable to answer queries about this as we simply do not yet know the answers. Please be reassured that the council’s early years team continue to work extremely hard to offer the fullest provision that they can.
Advice received from the NHS. Mumps is currently circulating in the community at a higher than usual level in Lothian. Mumps is a viral infection which is not usually a serious illness but it can take up to ten days or more to feel better. The signs, symptoms of mumps include fever, headache, swelling of glands on both sides of the face. Pupils with symptoms of mumps should not attend school until they are recovered and at least five days after the facial swelling began. Find out more: https://www.nhsinform.scot/i…/infections-and-poisoning/mumps
The NHS have provided us with reference points regarding the evolving outbreak of respiratory illness in China, centred around Wuhan in Hubei province. No cases of this illness have been confirmed in the UK and the risk to people in this country is low. As it is winter, most respiratory illnesses in the UK and China are due to the common cold and other viruses including influenza.
Information for the general public is at https://www.gov.uk/guidance/wuhan-novel-coronavirus-information-for-the-public
Health information is at https://www.nhsinform.scot/campaigns/wuhan-novel-coronavirus