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Play Scotland welcomes the announcement from the First Minister removing the requirement of children aged 11 and under to physically distance when out playing with their friends from 3rd July 2020. CEO Marguerite Hunter Blair was very happy with this necessary development.
“This is fantastic news for children, young people and families in Scotland. We are delighted that the First Minister has been able to support children’s play, with all the benefits this brings in terms of health, wellbeing and FUN. We realise this does not include children who are shielding and will consider what support can be made available to meet their play needs.”
The First Minister’s statement can be found here https://www.playscotland.org/first-minister-nicola-sturgeon-announcement/.
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Scotland’s Play Charter describes our collective commitment to play for all children and young people. Supporters of the Charter:
- recognise that all children have the right to participate in play activities and experiences
- value play as a life-enhancing daily experience for all our children
- support children to have fun, creative, fulfilling and development rich play experiences throughout their childhoods
- recognise that playing is an essential part of a happy childhood as well as being vital to children’s wellbeing as individuals and members of society.