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Fortrose Academy rector raises alarm over pupil beach meet plan in light of COVID-19 risk


By Hector MacKenzie


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Fortrose Academy locator.Picture: Gair Fraser. Image No. ..Fortrose Academy locator.

THE rector of a Black Isle secondary has appealed to parents of pupils planning a beach gathering to mark the end of school to raise the alarm.

Schools across the Highlands closed today in light of guidance over the escalating coronavirus outbreak.

Exams have also been cancelled and it remains uncertain when pupils will return to school.

Fortrose Academy rector took to the school's social media site to appeal to parents today.

Gavin McLean said: "I have been informed that a large number of pupils are planning to gather at the beach at the end of school today.

"It cannot be stressed enough that this is absolutely against the national advice in attempting to manage the spread or possible spread of COVID-19.

"Can I please ask that you contact your child directly to ask that they do not meet in any such large group.

"Thanks in anticipation of your help."



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