Please see below links to letters and frequently asked questions for the 2021-2022 Health & Wellbeing Census. The letter also gives you the opportunity to let us know if you do not wish your child to take part.
From 31 January, 5–21 year olds living in Scotland will be eligible for free bus travel across Scotland with a valid National Entitlement Card. You can apply from 10 January 2022. However, in light of high levels of COVID-19 transmission, the Scottish Government is asking that you only apply for the scheme at this point if it is essential* that you, or your child, travel while restrictions are in place. All other eligible applicants will be proactively encouraged to apply at a later date.
*There is no prescribed list of what constitutes essential travel – it will differ for different children, young people and families. But it might include travel for education, training, work, care or health reasons.
Even if your child already has a National Entitlement Card or Young Scot National Entitlement Card, they must apply for a new or replacement card to travel by bus for free.
Please see below for links to a couple of videos with step-by-step instructions on how to apply for a NEC and free bus travel through getyournec.scot. These first videos look at the process for a parent/carer applying for a new card for their child aged 5-15, and for requesting a replacement card with travel for a child who already has a NEC.
- How to apply for a card for your child: https://youtu.be/Ev_sEjprEDE
- How to request a replacement card with free bus travel: https://youtu.be/M7OgYZ3Fh5s
You can visit the Transport Scotland website to find out how to apply and more.
Please follow the latest Scottish Government COVID-19 guidance at all times.
|Career/course exploration The University of Stirling invite you to take part in their exciting upcoming October Academic Taster Series. These sessions will give students an insight into what a first-year lecture is like, providing an excellent bridge between Higher/Advanced Higher and University content. The sessions are all free of charge and appropriate for multiple ages with guardians welcome to join. The Student Recruitment team and current Student Ambassadors will be on hand to answer all your questions. Please take a look at the session information and sign up for as many as you like! You can find out more by visiting www.stir.ac.uk/webinars|
Edinburgh Leisure Free Activities for children of families living on low incomes. Eligible families include children who receive clothing grants and free meals, care experienced children, young carers, children whose families are in receipt of Universal Credit and children supported by a child’s plan.