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- Plans for social distancing and life “beyond level 0” are being published today, as the first minister makes the latest statement at Holyrood on Covid-19 restrictions in Scotland.
- The Scottish Qualifications Authority (SQA) will be scrapped and replaced with a new specialist agency following a damning independent review dubbed the “final nail” in Scotland’s flawed education system.
What’s on today
- Nicola Sturgeon is due to set out what life in Scotland will look like under the lowest level of coronavirus restrictions at around 2pm this afternoon.
- Education Secretary Shirley-Anne Somerville will deliver a ministerial statement this afternoon, in response to the publication of a long-awaited report by the OECD on Scotland’s Curriculum for Excellence (CfE).