4thJuly 2024

Avoiding tick bites outdoors

04.07.24|Categories: Resources|Tags: , , |

The Care Inspectorate have shared the following information to remind children and their families of ways to avoid tick bites while outdoors during the summer: Lyme disease is still on the rise in Scotland. It is caused by being bitten by an infected tick and can be serious if not [...]

30thMay 2023

Planning a school group off-site visit? The Going Out There toolkit is now updated!

30.05.23|Categories: Resources|Tags: , , , , , , |

The Going Out There (GOT) Toolkit has now gone live. The main change is to the format of the Risk Assessment templates and worked examples. The Toolkits supplement the advice in the main GOT document and provide everything required to plan and organise all categories of visits.  This includes planning [...]

18thApril 2023

Be tick aware!

18.04.23|Categories: Resources|Tags: , , , , , |

If you are planning on being outside in natural spaces for outdoor learning and play, or for any other reason, you need to be tick aware. Check out tick guidance in this Public Health Scotland news report (4 April 2023) and practical advice from NHS Inform, so you can continue [...]

19thJuly 2022

Lyme Disease – be aware!

19.07.22|Categories: Resources|Tags: , , , |

This campaign, launched by the Scottish Government, aims to raise awareness of tick bites and the symptoms of Lyme disease. This encourages people to take precautions when spending time outdoors this summer. A stakeholder toolkit containing key messages, top tips, social media assets and posts, and a poster which can [...]