She said she expected all pupils to be back full time from August 18th at the latest.
Every school will have to carry out a risk assessment and put in place enhanced hygiene and cleaning arrangements.
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Primary school pupils will not have to physically distance from each other, but as a precaution secondary schools will be advised to take steps to encourage distancing between young people.
School staff will need to physically distance from each other and, if possible, from pupils who are not part of the same household.
A surveillance programme is also being developed for schools for the purpose of carrying out regular testing.
Sturgeon’s statement to Holyrood came after schools closed in March as part of the country-wide lockdown.
Her Government initially suggested ‘blended’ learning – a combination of home and class-based schooling – would be in place on August 11th, but a parental backlash forced the Government to prioritise full-time schooling.
News – Nicola Sturgeon confirms schools will reopen from August 11th