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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 Monday 09 November 2020.

 

Primary Schools

Balcurvie Primary School - Windygates

  • One positive case associated with the school.
  • Individual was not in school during infectious period.

Nursery at Dysart Primary School

  • One positive case associated with the nursery.
  • Some contacts within the school also asked to isolate.

Methilhill Primary School

  • One positive case associated with the school.

Pathhead Primary School - Kirkcaldy

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

Torryburn Primary School - Dunfermline

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

 

Secondary Schools

Auchmuty High School - Glenrothes

  • Four positive cases associated with the school.
  • Cumulative number of positive cases since start of school term is six.

Balwearie High School - Kirkcaldy

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

Glenrothes High School

  • One positive case associated with the school.

Levenmouth Academy - Buckhaven

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

Woodmill 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.