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Dumfries and Galloway school return 'apprehension' understandable

Giancarlo Rinaldi

South Scotland reporter, BBC news website

Dumfries High School

All pupils have been returing to classrooms across Dumfries and Galloway with enhanced cleaning regimes in place at schools across the area.

The chairman of the region's education committee, Jeff Leaver, says every effort is being made to ensure a safe and smooth transition back to school life, but accepts there will still be nerves.

"There's bound to be a certain amount of apprehension but as a council we have done all we can to make sure that the schools are as safe as possible for youngsters and also for our staff," he said.

"I think an awful lot of youngsters will be absolutely desperate to get back to school, get back into a routine and to get back together with their friends."