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Our Public Health Test and Protect team is carrying out COVID-19 contact tracing at the following schools in the NHS Fife area.

Kirkcaldy North Primary School

  • One individual linked to the school has tested positive.

Balwearie High School - Kirkcaldy

  • Three individuals linked to the school have tested positive.

Parkhill Primary School – Leven

  • One individual linked to the school has tested positive.

In each of the above cases, close contacts have been identified and instructed to isolate as a precaution.

* Figures are correct at the time of issue.

This update provides figures for positive cases from recent days along with a cumulative number of cases from the start of this new school term on 26 October 2020. The figures include only those who have been in school during their infectious period.

Where there is more than one confirmed case, this does not necessarily suggest transmission within the school and may relate to a sibling or household group, or it may be separate incidences of community-acquired infection.

There are a number of useful resources available for parents in Fife, with information on how best to reduce the chances of your family contracting the virus and what you should do if someone in the household develops symptoms. These can be accessed at: www.nhsfife.org/news-updates/campaigns/coronavirus-information/information-for-parents/.

Furthermore, Fife Council has made a comprehensive list of questions and answers available for parents and carers at: www.fife.gov.uk/schoolcovidfaqs.