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Dingwall Primary School pupil's positive Covid test result to be checked as precautionary measures put in place


By Hector MacKenzie

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Dingwall Primary School: Pupil’s Lateral Flow Device (LFD) test is still to be confirmed by a PCR test. Picture: Gary Anthony
Dingwall Primary School: Pupil’s Lateral Flow Device (LFD) test is still to be confirmed by a PCR test. Picture: Gary Anthony

A "POTENTIAL positive" Covid case at a Ross-shire primary school will be subject to a second test to confirm the situation.

Dingwall Primary School yesterday took the precaution of asking a number of pupils to self-isolate as a precaution.

A Highland spokesperson said: “We are aware of a potential positive case of a pupil at Dingwall Primary School.

"A group of individuals have been asked to self-isolate at this stage as a precaution. The pupil’s Lateral Flow Device (LFD) test is still to be confirmed by a PCR test.

“If the PCR test returns a positive result for Covid-19, those currently self-isolating will continue to do so for 10 days. All necessary action has been taken at the school and the setting remains open. Letters were distributed to parents on May 20, 2021.

“The Highland Council continues to work in partnership with NHS Highland Health Protection Team.”

In a separate development, members of the public in Dingwall will next week be offered access to Covid testing within the community between Monday and Friday.

Rapid Covid-19 community testing will be available in Dingwall from Monday until Friday.

The community testing programme offers rapid Covid-19 tests for people without symptoms.

The Highland Council and NHS Highland will plan and deliver community testing in the Highlands wherever it is needed, to help people become confident in using the test kits and/or to help manage any local outbreak that may occur.

Asymptomatic testing means cases can be identified to stop the virus spreading, helping to protect communities and the NHS. Around 1 in 3 people with coronavirus have no symptoms but can still pass it on without realising it.

Commuity testing for people without symptoms to be offered in Dingwall

'Testing is the key to getting back to more normal life'


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