COVID-19 Key Worker parents of S1 and S2 pupils

Closed 23 Mar 2020

Opened 22 Mar 2020


It has now been agreed that limited places in secondary schools will be available for S1-S2 pupils (aged 12-13 only) for parents who are key workers and feel they have absolutely no other option for childcare. If it is possible for a child to be at home, they should be, and it goes without saying that any child who is unwell should not attend school.

We are undertaking this survey to assess the number of children this is likey to involve to allow us to plan accordingly.

Key workers are:

  • NHS staff engaged in the national response to COVID-19 (including pharmacists)
  • Health and social care staff
  • Emergency services
  • Staff working in schools and early years provisions
  • Scottish Borders Council employees delivering key services directly in response to COVID-19

This list is not fixed or exhaustive and will be adapted as further information is gathered and demands change.


  • All Areas


  • Anyone from any background


  • Children and Young People