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Positive case of Covid-19 detected at Kingussie High School


By Gavin Musgrove

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Pupils and parents have been notified of a positive case of Covid-19 at Kingussie High School this morning.

In keeping with Scottish Government’s updated isolation policy for school settings, there is no requirement now for any of the children to self-isolate as long as they are feeling well.

NHS Highlands health protection team stated in the correspondence: "We know that you may find this concerning but we are working in close partnership with Mr Ian Adamson (headteacher) to manage this situation...

"All close contacts of the case who need to take specific actions have been identified, contacted and advised to follow the latest guidance from Scottish Government on self-isolation and testing."

The correspondence explains: "As long as your child is well, and as long as other members of the household have no symptoms and are well, then everyone in the house can all go about their normal business...

"Please remain vigilant for symptoms of Covid-19 in the coming weeks.

"Hopefully this will not happen but if your child, or any of your household, develops symptoms a PCR test should be booked as soon as possible.

"Anyone with symptoms will be eligible for PCR testing and further information on testing can be found on NHS Inform."

The whole household is still required to isolate if anyone in the home develops symptoms.


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