Older primary children are expected to return to school full time from 15 March – with secondary school pupils also to get some time back in the classroom from this date, before returning full-time after the Easter holiday.
On Friday Ms Sturgeon indicated “good progress” with the vaccination programme and the falling number of infections could mean that “greater normality is firmly on the horizon”.
She said then she was “hopeful” the Scottish government may be able to make some “relatively minor, but I think important, changes in our ability to meet outdoors and also how young people are able to interact with their friends outdoors”.
Deputy first minister John Swinney confirmed on Monday any changes to the current lockdown regime would be set out by Ms Sturgeon.
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