Back to school

Highland Horizons - Back to school

The Scottish Government has updated their Covid-19 guidance on reducing the risks in schools

Importantly, if you have symptoms of the virus, you should not attend school and should book a PCR test. 

Key information, guidance and advice:


Welfare help

For advice and support if you need any welfare help and to apply for a Covid-19 Self-Isolation Support Grant, please contact the Welfare Support Team on 0800 090 1004.

Find out more information about this grant.


Mental health and wellbeing

During the Covid-19 pandemic, it's important to have the right information. Getting news from unreliable sources can make you feel more upset and anxious, which is unhelpful when it comes to mental wellbeing. Visit for the most up-to-date and reliable information.

We have also partnered with Tree of Knowledge to provide mental health and wellbeing support to all pupils and staff across all 200 schools in Highland, through remote learning and beyond. All primary and secondary schools in Highlands have access to Treehouse; a groundbreaking online learning platform, for use at home or in classrooms, which addresses the challenges of the pandemic and develops positive mental health. 


Further updates

Thank you very much for your support and patience. Please do not hesitate to make contact with your own school for further clarification.

See our resources page for further support and information.