Further update following positive COVID-19 cases linked to Sinclairtown Primary School in Kirkcaldy
NHS Fife is providing an update after a further two cases linked to Sinclairtown Primary School in Kirkcaldy tested positive for COVID-19.
A total of nine individuals with links to the school have now been confirmed as positive for the virus. All positive cases continue to experience relatively mild symptoms and are isolating at home with other household members.
While there is no evidence of widespread transmission of the virus between pupils within the school, there is now evidence of some staff-to-pupil transmission within some classes, and a further three classes have been asked to self-isolate today.
Contact tracers from the Test and Protect Team are in the process of identifying and tracing the known contacts of all positive cases to provide public health support and advice.
Those pupils in P1A, P2, P4 and P5A who had previously been identified as potential contacts are asked to continue to isolate at home as a precaution. In addition, pupils from P1B (Room 2), P5B (Room 10) and P6A (Room 11) to self-isolate up to and including 6 October 2020.
All staff within the school have now been asked to self-isolate.
The decision has now been taken to close the school for the next two weeks. All other pupils do not need to isolate. The school will re-open following the October break.
These measures are being put in place as an extra precaution to help us better manage this community cluster.
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.
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