Some children will be able to attend school on Monday (March 23) and Tuesday, Scottish Borders Council has confirmed.

Among nursery and primary-aged children, vulnerable youngsters can attend – as can the children of key workers. 

But the council has said that if it is possible for a child to remain at home, then they should.

The local authority has defined 'key workers' as follows:

• 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.

School transport will run as normal, packed lunches will be provided and children can wear their own clothes.

Secondary-aged students will learn from home, but S1 students may attend school if their key worker parents would not like them to remain at home alone.

Full details on the plans can be accessed on the council's website here.