Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Coronavirus (COVID-19) updates on what's happening in East Ayrshire schools and early childhood centres.

Letter to parents and carers

A letter has been issued to parents and carers setting out arrangements to be followed after the Easter holidays (PDF 273Kb). 

A letter has also been issued by Jason Leitch, National Clinical Director about further changes within education and childcare settings (PDF 226Kb).  

COVID-19 symptoms

We need your continued support to keep our schools and Early Childhood Centres (ECC) as safe as possible. 

If your child has any potential symptoms of COVID-19, please do not send them to school/ECC and book a PCR test. 

If your child has symptoms they will not be able to attend school/ECC, this is national Public Health guidance, which we are required to follow. You may be asked by your school/ECC to collect your child if they begin to display symptoms. 

The main symptoms of COVID-19 are:

  • new cough
  • high temperature (37.8 or above)
  • and/or loss of taste and smell

There may be other milder, hayfever like symptoms which can include sore throat, runny nose, headaches, vomiting and diarrhoea. 

What should I do if my child develops symptoms of COVID-19?

If your child develops any symptoms of COVID-19, they must not attend school/ECC. They should stay at home, self-isolate and book a PCR test.

Guidance on who needs to self isolate can be found at  Scottish Government: Test and Protect.

All other household members of your child (including yourself) must also stay at home and follow the latest guidance, which can be found on NHS Inform.

In the event of a positive result, Test and Protect will contact you to provide tailored advice on what to do.

Early learning and childcare information

The latest information and advice about early learning and childcare.

Wellbeing guide

Help and advice on supporting worries children might have about school.

School updates

We will make sure that all parents, carers and staff are kept informed with information about their child’s school/ECC by using the following platforms:

We thank all parents, carers and pupils for their understanding in these exceptional circumstances.

Useful links

Scottish Government

UK Government

Other links

Contact Information


Education Service
Council Headquarters
London Road
Kilmarnock
KA3 7BU
Telephone: 01563 576140
Parental Enquiries: 07551 280834 or 07392 864105