“I’d say that maybe a third of my class are off and the rest of us are just trying not to touch things and get infected or spread it. © DC Thomson Co Ltd 2021. All Rights Reserved. Speaking yesterday in front of the nations media, Mr Johnson said the government would not close schools… (WOWT) - Wondering what to do with those leftover pumpkins? The outbreak affected 23 members of … “Extra curricular activities and clubs have been cancelled. … Seventeen members of staff and two pupils have tested positive for coronavirus at a school in Dundee less than two weeks after Scottish schools returned. In a letter sent home to parents on Tuesday night, Dundee City Council confirmed that schools will remain open for the time being. School Delays, Closings and Weather Cancellations for Dundee IL. Education Scotland praises response of local authorities to supporting learners during school closures 20 May 2020 Aberdeen City Council, Dundee City Council and North Ayrshire Council have received praise from Education Scotland for the work they are doing to support learners in response to the closure of schools during the Covid-19 pandemic. NEW YORK (AP) — New York City is shuttering schools to try to stop the renewed spread of the coronavirus, Mayor Bill de Blasio said Wednesday in a painful about-face for one of … Economy Secretary Fiona Hyslop said: “This publication has been circulated following general guidance on basic preventative measures against coronavirus and specific guidance for educational settings. It was a lovely thought. Compiled by Health Protection Scotland, it instructs people to routinely clean items which are regularly touched such as phones and keyboards, ensure food is not left open for communal consumption, clean cutlery thoroughly, as well as continued instruction on basic hand cleaning. Nicola Sturgeon has disclosed it is "highly possible" there will be blanket school closures within days in Scotland as the country started going into lockdown to stem the spread of coronavirus. Ministers have ordered the first scientific research into the impact, if any, of delaying the second dose of Covid vaccine amid mounting concern, we can reveal. Dundee schools will remain open despite growing fears over the spread of the coronavirus. The first minister told the BBC’s Politics Scotland they may have to consider closing schools and delaying non-urgent hospital procedures. A record number of children and youth are not attending school because of closures mandated by governments in an attempt to slow the spread of COVID-19. Coronavirus: Schools across Scotland could close to tackle virus outbreak Nicola Sturgeon has warned that schools across Scotland could close in an attempt to stop the spread of coronavirus. Four nations united in concerted purpose with a single goal, each pulling together, apart but together, to conquer Covid. Click here to refresh school closings and delays. The Isle of Coll, the Isle of Colonsay, the Isle of Erraid, the Isle of Gometra, the Isle of Iona, the Isle of Islay, the Isle of Jura, the Isle of Mull, the Isle of Oronsay, the Isle of Tiree, and the Isle of Ulva. “If you live with others, then the person who has symptoms of COVID-19 (new continuous cough and/or fever/high temperature) should stay at home for 7 days from the start of their symptoms and all other household members who don’t develop any symptoms should stay at home for 14 days. All Rights Reserved. While they plan to remain open, Dundee’s schools are taking additional steps to limit and prevent the spread of COVID-19, such as reminding pupils to wash hands and practice good hygiene. A day after closing schools for in-person learning, the mayor of New York City says everyone should expect more widespread closures citywide as the coronavirus pandemic reaccelerates.