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Inverness College UHI updating staff and students on coronavirus outbreak

By Val Sweeney

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Inverness College is issuing staff and students with advice about coronavirus.
Inverness College is issuing staff and students with advice about coronavirus.

INVERNESS College UHI is closely monitoring the coronavirus outbreak in the UK and preparing for all eventualities.

There have now been 27 confirmed confirmed cases in Scotland although none are in the Highlands.

A spokeswoman for the college said: "Our depute principal is leading on our organisational response, working with our business continuity team and reporting to our senior management team and board of management, to ensure that we are as prepared as possible for all eventualities.

"We are monitoring the situation closely and keeping staff and students up to date on developments, in line with the advice issued by Health Protection Scotland.

"As always, the safety and wellbeing of our students, staff and communities are our highest priorities."

A conference in Inverness designed to encourage women to pursue careers in engineering, science and technology has been postponed due to coronavirus.

It was due to take place today at the Kingsmills Hotel but was postponed after some delegates were advised not to travel.

There have been 2207 negative test results in Scotland so far.

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