Overturn ban on in-person school Christmas concerts

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The Scottish Conservatives have called for new government guidance to allow school Christmas concerts to go ahead in-person.

Parents across Scotland are set to miss out on seeing their children’s festive plays in-person because of Covid guidance.

The current rules mean that many parents are effectively banned from attending Christmas concerts.

The Scottish Conservatives said it was “unfair” that parents would not be allowed to attend Christmas festive plays for another year while people could attend concerts at other venues.

Children’s spokeswoman Meghan Gallacher MSP said it doesn’t make sense to effectively ban parents from school plays at this stage in the pandemic.

Scottish Conservative Shadow Minister for Children and Young People, Meghan Gallacher MSP, said: 

“Young people and their parents have already missed out on so many experiences and treasured memories because of the impact of the pandemic on our schools.

“It’s unfair that while people can currently attend all kinds of other events, parents won’t be able to see their children’s festive plays in-person.

“We believe a change in Covid guidance is necessary to correct this anomaly immediately. Keeping these rules in place now doesn’t make sense.

“If people can attend nightclubs and gigs safely, surely parents can be allowed in to see their kids take part in Christmas concerts?”

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