Parents will need to wear face coverings when collecting or dropping off children at schools in Shetland

New Covid-19 regulations will require Shetland parents to wear face coverings when collecting or dropping of children at schools, the Deputy First Minister has said.

John Swinney presented the Scottish government’s updated schools guidance at today’s briefing. 

Mr Swinney said from Monday adults in schools will need to wear face coverings whenever they cannot keep a two metre distance from others.

He said the rules will apply to all levels of education, although there would be exemptions for children in primary one and two, and those with hearing difficulties. 

Adults in primary schools will also be required to wear face coverings in communal areas, such as staff rooms, canteens and corridors. Previously this only applied in secondary schools. 

Mr Swinney also said any visitors to schools, even those not entering the building, will need to wear face coverings. He said this would apply to those collecting and dropping off children. 


Add Your Comment

Add Your Comment

Please note, it is the policy of The Shetland Times to publish comments and letters from named individuals only. Both forename and surname are required.

Comments are moderated. Contributors must observe normal standards of decency and tolerance for the opinions of others.

The views expressed are those of contributors and not of The Shetland Times.

The Shetland Times reserves the right to decline or remove any contribution without notice or stating reason.

Comments are limited to 200 words but please email longer articles or letters to for consideration and include a daytime telephone number and your address. If emailing information in confidence please put "Not for publication" in both the subject line and at the top of the main message.

200 words left

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.


Get Latest News in Your Inbox

Join the The Shetland Times mailing list to get one daily email update at midday on what's happening in Shetland.