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Twenty pupils asked to self-isolate at Tain Royal Academy in response to positive Covid-19 case; Five pupils at Knockbreck Primary also asked to follow coronavirus close contact precaution


By Hector MacKenzie

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Tain Royal Academy has been hit with a coronavirus infection. Parents have been offered reassurances by public health chiefs.
Tain Royal Academy has been hit with a coronavirus infection. Parents have been offered reassurances by public health chiefs.

AROUND 20 pupils at an Easter Ross secondary school have been asked to self-isolate as possible close contacts of a student who has tested positive for Covid-19.

As reported earlier, an S2 pupil at Tain Royal Academy tested positive for the virus.

In addition to the pupils at the secondary, around five pupils at the town's Knockbreck Primary have also been asked to self-isolate as possible close contacts in connection with the positive case through the Test and Protect process.

The affected TRA pupil was last at school on Thursday of last week. Contact tracing is now under way. Pupilsidentified as close contacts during the school day have been contacted directly and should self-isolate at home for 14 days.

They can return to school on Friday, November 20, public health chiefs have said.

"All other pupils in S1-S6 can continue to attend school as normal if they remain well."

The public health team says to parents that as long as their child is well, and as long as other members of the household have no symptoms, and are well, "then everyone else in the house can all go about their normal business, go to work and school etc".

It says that anyone who is well and has no symptoms does not need to be tested.

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