Commenting on today’s announcement from the Scottish Government that schools will return full-time in August, without distancing, if Scotland continues to make progress on suppressing the coronavirus – Ruth Maguire MSP for Cunninghame South said:

“Thanks to the united effort of people here in North Ayrshire and across Scotland, who have stuck to government advice we have now made significant progress in the fight against COVID-19.

“I’m absolutely delighted by today’s announcement that if we stay on the right path, and continue to suppress this virus, our young people can return to school full time from August.

“This is an important step not only in ensuring our young people get the education they deserve, but it’s also positive news for working families.

“I want to send my gratitude to our amazing teachers and school staff in North Ayrshire who have helped us get to this stage.

“There’s a lot of work ahead of us, but this SNP Scottish Government is working hard to support families and communities across the country.”