School closures and key workers6th April 2020
Most schools and nurseries in Scotland are closed.
But the Scottish government has asked local councils to make special arrangements for childcare if:
- you’re a ‘key worker’ – your job keeps an important service running, like the NHS or police
- your child is considered vulnerable – for example, if they get free school meals or have additional support needs.
There’s more detail about who’s a key worker on the Scottish government website, but the arrangements for your area are made by your local council. Many areas have set up learning and childcare ‘hubs’ for children to go to.
You might not qualify for special childcare arrangements if you’re a key worker but the child’s other parent isn’t.
Check Dumfries and Galloway council’s website for its coronavirus response.Back to News