Falkirk Council made the announcement tonight and said it follows new advice from the Scottish Government to keep numbers attending schools at a minimum.
People in category one are:
Health and care workers directly supporting COVID response and associated staff
Life threatening emergency services work
Critical primary/community care provision
Childcare/learning for Category 1 staff (Teacher, ELC Staff, SfLAs/ELC Assistants).
But the council continues to stress that only people who have exhausted all other options for childcare should apply, to keep numbers at a minimum.
For full details visit www.falkirk.gov.uk