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Fifty Kingussie High School pupils told to self-isolate in Covid outbreak

By Gavin Musgrove

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Highland Council has confirmed an outbreak of Covid-19 at the strath's largest school.

Five pupils are having to isolate for 10 days while a further 45 in close contact have been sent home and will have to self-isolate too until being given the all clear by a PCR test and providing they still feel well.

Highland Council has just provided the latest update on the fast-moving situation.

A spokesperson said: “NHS Highland’s health protection team have advised a 10 day isolation for five pupils at Kingussie High School following a Covid-19 outbreak in the local area.

"A further 45 pupils are currently isolating.

"Letters have been sent to parents and carers. The school continues to work with health protection colleagues to manage the situation in the school.

"Online learning will be made available for those who are isolating but, otherwise, remain well.”

A little earlier today the council confirmed that 42 pupils at Grantown Grammar School are having to self-isolate until the end of this month.

A further 40 pupils in S1-S5 in close contact with the pupils are now having to isolate too.

The Strathy has asked the council if the 10 day isolation period equated to a confirmed Covid case but was told this was not necessarily the case and would provide further clarification.

NHS Highland has been contacted to confirm the number of actual Covid cases at both schools.

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