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Dingwall Academy pupils and staff urged to test for Covid before tomorrow's return to school and then maintain twice weekly regime


By Hector MacKenzie

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A new school term starts tomorrow amid continuing challenges with the omicron variant of the Covid-19 virus. Dingwall Academy is amongst a number of schools urging pupils and staff to maintain a regular testing regime.
A new school term starts tomorrow amid continuing challenges with the omicron variant of the Covid-19 virus. Dingwall Academy is amongst a number of schools urging pupils and staff to maintain a regular testing regime.

PUPILS at Ross-shire's largest secondary school are preparing for the start of a new term tomorrow amid calls to continue the habit of regular Covid tests.

Dingwall Academy is strongly urging all pupils and staff to take a lateral flow test before returning to school on Thursday.

Wishing everyone well for the new year, the school said its community should then "get back into the habit of testing twice weekly".

Earlier today it made test kits available from the school ahead of the return.

Meanwhile First Minister Nicola Sturgeon today announced a fine-tuning of the Covid policy with moves that see Scotland fall into line with the rest of the UK on isolation times for those infected.

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