Cyber Resilience COVID-19 Bulletin

The Scottish Government Cyber Resilience Unit has released a new Cyber Resilience COVID-19 Bulletin. The bulletin shares important cyber security information. The Cyber Resilience Unit state that there is a “significant rise in COVID-19 related scams” and they aim to update the bulletin regularly.

Keep up to date with the most relevant information from the Scottish Cyber Resilience Unit by clicking here

Further information for Toddler Groups

CALA sought further clarification from the Scottish Government on re-opening of Toddler Groups for outside sessions. The following response was received  which indicates that this is not possible at this time as Toddler Groups do not fall into either of the criteria given:

“Unregulated activity clubs for young people under the age of 18 are not yet permitted to open. This is to further limit opportunities for virus transmission and ensure that the transition back to school is successful.

However, if the activity takes place outdoors it may be able to open if it:

is providing training for an organised children’s sporting activity and can operate within the guidance from their regulated body of sport; or

is providing a community learning and development service, such as youth work, and is able to operate within the guidance for this sector

is providing organised outdoor play activity in line with the existing public health guidance (i.e outdoor meetings in groups of maximum 15 people from 5 households)

We hope this helps clarify things and we will continue to keep you updated as soon as we receive further information.

Meanwhile, you will find resources you may find helpful on our website

Parent Portal

Baby massage, stories and songs from our Family Services Teams

Play and Learning ideas

Gaelic songs, stories and ideas


Important information for all Toddler Groups

CALA requested guidance from the Scottish Government on the re-opening of Toddler Groups. Scottish Government have kindly responded with the following information with regards to all non-regulated services such as toddler groups:

“Schools and regulated ELCs are beginning again from 11 August and we are receiving queries about whether other indoor activity may resume at the same time.

The answer is that indoor activities for children and young people which are not overseen by a regulator should not start again until agreed guidance is in place.  Unfortunately, back to school does not mean back to normality and for now, ensuring that the transition back to school is successful is our top priority.

For now, activities for children and young people under the age of 18 should continue online or outdoors in line with existing guidance. 

We know that these indoor activities are of huge value to children, young people and families across Scotland and our ambition are to get them open soon as soon as this is deemed appropriate.  We will provide further information about timing with additional guidance where this is necessary”.

We hope this information is useful. Please keep checking in with our Parent Portal for further updates and useful links to a wide range of information to support parents and carers.