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Second case of Covid in two days at Badenoch and Strathspey's largest school

By Gavin Musgrove

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Highlands medical chiefs have confirmed a second case of Covid affecting a pupil at Kingussie High School.

It follows a case involving a pupil at the school being reported yesterday.

NHS Highlands' health protection team stated: "We have identified a further case of Covid-19 in a pupil at the school.

"At this stage, we do not believe there has been transmission within the school setting.

"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.

Revised Scottish Government guidelines means that staff and pupil should only self-isolate and get a test if they feel unwell.

A school spokesperson said: "We ask that parents ensure their child has a face covering and emphasise the importance of wearing it on the school buses and inside the school building.

"Lateral flow test kits can be collected from the school office and ask that pupils test on a Sunday and Wednesday."

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