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Coronavirus guidance for Bookbug Session Leaders

Last Updated: May 2022

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Welcoming families back to in-person Bookbug Sessions

We have been encouraged and amazed by the response of our Bookbug community to the challenges of the Coronavirus pandemic over the past two years, adapting to online Bookbug Session delivery and then moving on to find creative ways to safely deliver in-person Bookbug Sessions whilst complying with COVID-19 guidelines.

'The pandemic has been challenging for everyone but has had a disproportionate impact on some children, families and communities.' Scottish Government Guidance, Wider Harms of COVID-19 Supporting Children

Bookbug Sessions in every part of Scotland will play a crucial role in supporting the needs of families and helping develop the resilience and wellbeing of babies, toddlers and young children.

Scottish Book Trust is here to support you to welcome families back to Bookbug Sessions in your community. The following guidance has been updated in line with Scottish Government advice.

All Covid rules and restrictions have now been lifted in Scotland(this link will open in a new window), but the virus has not gone away. Organisations should continue to communicate and work with their employees and those attending their activities to implement measures which will help supress the virus, such as:

Guidance for running in-person Bookbug Sessions

Key guidance documents from Scottish Government:

Other things to consider when planning and delivering Bookbug Sessions

Key reminders for parents

Further support from Scottish Book Trust

To help you prepare for sessions restarting we have a range of resources to support you as Session Leaders(this link will open in a new window), including webinars and training(this link will open in a new window), themed Bookbug Session Plans(this link will open in a new window) and the Song and Rhyme Library(this link will open in a new window).

The Early Years team at Scottish Book Trust can be contacted at bookbug@scottishbooktrust.com(this link will open in a new window).