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NHS Highland provides reassurance to Kingussie High School families

By Gavin Musgrove

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NHS Highland chiefs have said that all necessary action has been taken to maintain the safety of staff and pupils at Kingussie High School after a teacher there tested positive for coronavirus.

Parents have been told that their children should continue to attend classes as usual after yesterday's confirmation of the single case.

Correspondence has been sent home from the school to re-assure parents over the safety of pupils.

Dr Tim Allison, NHS Highland's Director of Public Health, said: "NHS Highland has been made aware of a confirmed case of COVID-19 in a staff member at Kingussie High School.

"NHS Highland's Health Protection Team is working closely with the school and Highland Council Education Service to manage this situation.

"All necessary action has been undertaken and contact tracing is being carried out with all close contacts asked to self-isolate for 14 days as a precautionary measure."

Classes are continuing as normal today in line with the Scottish Government guidelines that were already in place.

The school stated in the correspondence: “The affected person was last at school on Monday, September 14 (an inset day) and has had no contact with pupils since Friday, September 11.

“Contact tracing is now under way. The small number of people who have been in direct close contact with the confirmed case are being contacted.”

Pupils at the school – the largest in Badenoch and Strathspey – were off on Monday and Tuesday for the inset training day.

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