NHS Fife can confirm a pupil at Lochgelly High School has tested positive for COVID-19.

The positive case continues to have mild symptoms and remains isolating at home with other household members. There continues to be no evidence of any onward transmission within the school at this stage and the risk to pupils and staff remains low.

However, pupils identified as being in close contact with the case have been asked to stay off school from tomorrow (21/09/20) and self isolate.

Anyone who develops any of the established symptoms of the virus, such as a fever; or a loss or change in taste or smell; or a new and continuous cough, should arrange testing using the UK Government Citizens’ Portal at: https://www.nhs.uk/ask-for-a-coronavirus-test or by calling 0800 028 2816.

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 through our dedicated Coronavirus website, at: https://coronavirus.nhsfife.org/parent-info

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