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Our Public Health Test and Protect team has begun carrying out COVID-19 contact tracing at the following schools in the NHS Fife area since the last update on Friday 06 November 2020.

Primary Schools

Kinglassie Primary School

  • One positive case associated with the school.

Pathhead Primary School - Kirkcaldy

  • One positive case associated with the school.

Nursery at Pitcoudie Primary School - Glenrothes

  • One positive case associated with the school.

St Columba’s RC Primary School - Cupar

  • One positive case associated with the school. 

Torryburn Primary School - Dunfermline

  • Two positive cases associated with the school.

 

Secondary Schools

Auchmuty High School - Glenrothes

  • Two positive cases associated with the school.

Balwearie High School - Kirkcaldy

  • Two further positive cases associated with the school.
  • Cumulative number of positive cases since start of school term is five.

Levenmouth Academy - Buckhaven

  • One positive case associated with the school.

Lochgelly High School

  • One positive case associated with the school.

St Andrew’s RC High School - Kirkcaldy

  • One positive case associated with the school.
  • Cumulative number of positive cases since start of school term is three.

St Columba’s RC High School - Dunfermline

  • One positive case associated with the school.

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

Anyone with any one or more of the symptoms should immediately self-isolate and order a test on the NHS inform website www.nhsinform.scot or by calling 0800 028 2816.