Scotland begins to ease out of Lockdown as of 2 April 2021. The Scottish Government published a Strategic Framework update which sets out updated plans for continuing to try to suppress the virus to the lowest possible level and keep it there, while striving to return to a more normal life for as many people as possible.
With a timetable now in place for easing out of Lockdown, restrictions which have affected all aspects of day to day life at the GSC will begin to relax, in accordance with UK and Scottish Government and NHS advice:
The GSC continues to ensure strict infection control measures across our campus and we support everyone to take care of themselves and each other, including through appropriate physical distancing arrangements, and effective hand and surface hygiene measures. We have been carefully reviewing and updating our plans every time the Scottish and/or UK Governments have updated the rules and regulations.
As we’re moving from a ‘Stay Home’ public health message, to a ‘Stay Local’ public health message, we are now able to welcome visitors into the centre again on essential business and this means that we are planning more family visits and professional visits for and with young people, to take place outside wherever possible. For young people living at the centre much of the contact they will have with their families and social workers or other professionals involved in their lives will continue to take place remotely over the next few weeks (for example by video link, text, email, phone).
We will though do all we can to make sure that where it is safe and possible and allowed under the rules, young people’s visits and meetings with those important to them take place (physically distanced) at the centre. Please contact your child’s care house team to discuss this.
We cannot allow anyone to enter the GSC who has Covid-19, or who has any symptoms of the virus, and we cannot allow anyone to enter the GSC who is living in the same household as, or has been in close contact with, someone who has Covid-19; or who has any symptoms of Covid-19.
Please watch the film below about what to expect when visiting the centre.
View a summary of our School Recovery Plan for Families and Visitors.