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Alness Academy confirms positive Covid-19 case; Highland Council says 30 pupils and one teacher asked to self-isolate in latest coronavirus incident involving an Easter Ross school


By Hector MacKenzie

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A positive Covid-19 case has been logged at Alness Academy.
A positive Covid-19 case has been logged at Alness Academy.

ANOTHER Easter Ross school has logged a confirmed case of Covid-19.

A total of 30 pupils and one teacher at Alness Academy have been asked to self-isolate as a result.

It comes in the wake of a positive test at Tain Royal Academy earlier this month which resulted in around 20 pupils there being asked to isolate along with another five at the town's Knockbreck Primary.

A Highland spokesperson said: “We are aware of a positive case of a pupil at Alness Academy.

"Thirty pupils and one member of staff have been advised to self-isolate for 14 days by Health Protection Scotland. The Highland Council continues to work in partnership with NHS Highland health protection team.”

The council has sent a letter to parents and carers explaining the situation.

The positive test notification was confirmed yesterday afternoon and letters sent out last night.

Dingwall Academy has also logged a positive case in a pupil but the local authority said earlier that transmission was understood to have taken place outwith the school and the pupil concerned was already isolating.

Balnain Primary in Glenurquhart has closed for 14 days due to a Covid-19 case associated with the small school.

Gairloch High and Dornoch Academy are amongst other schools to log cases earlier in the year. Beauly Primary has also been affected.

Are you aware of Covid-19 news we should be aware of? Email hector.mackenzie@hnmedia.co.uk

Related: 20 pupils asked to self-isolate at Easter Ross secondary

Pupil at Dingwall Academy tests positive

Three pupils at Highland primary test positive



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