NHS Fife is providing an update after further confirmed cases linked to Carnegie Primary School in Dunfermline.

A total of seven individuals with links to the school have now been confirmed as positive for the virus.

Following further investigation and risk assessment, a decision has been taken to close the school building from today, Tuesday 06 October 2020, due to staffing issues. The school will remain closed until the start of the new term on Monday 26 October 2020. 

The nursery is unaffected and will remain open as normal.

P1C and P3B are now being asked to isolate as a precautionary measure, as well as P1A, P1/2, P2/3, P5/6 and P6B who are already isolating. All other pupils do not need to isolate.

A number of members of staff are now isolating as a precaution.

Remote learning will be in place for the remaining days of this term.

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