Part of the debate – in the Scottish Parliament on 22nd December 2020.

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Photo of Alex Rowley Alex Rowley Labour

The First Minister has said that scientists are investigating claims that the new variant of the virus spreads more easily among children. They have said that it could account for a significant proportion of the increase in transmission in the south of England. Given that, what steps will the Scottish Government take to examine such evidence?

What action will the Government take to ensure that there is effective teaching and learning through blended methods if further delays to the return to school are necessary? What steps will the Government take to provide greater support for those who are in most need and at greatest risk while our schools are closed?