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More than 80 pupils at Grantown Grammar School now isolating due to Covid outbreak

By Gavin Musgrove

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A large number of pupils who attend the strath's two secondary schools are now understood to be self-isolating due to outbreaks of Covid.

Highland Council has confirmed that 82 pupils have been told to isolate so far at Grantown Grammar School.

Families are currently being contacted by Kingussie High School if their child or children have been in close contact with pupils with Covid there.

The Strathy has contacted the school and the council to establish the number of pupils affected at Kingussie which is the strath's largest school but there are no details so far.

A Highland Council spokesperson said on the situation at Grantown: “NHS Highland’s health protection team have advised a 10 day isolation for 42 senior pupils at Grantown Grammar School following a Covid-19 outbreak in the local area.

"A further 40 pupils S1-S5 are currently isolating waiting for PCR test results.

"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.”

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