Last term NHS Fife and Fife Council have jointly published information on COVID-19 cases connected to nurseries and schools in the Kingdom.
While most children continue their learning at home in line with the national COVID-19 control measures, Fife’s schools and nurseries are now open for those in nursery, children in primary 1 to 3 and the children of key workers.
With COVID-19 at lower levels than they were towards the end of 2020, NHS Fife and Fife Council will be publishing a weekly update on cases of the virus within local schools and nurseries. These updates will list where a case has occurred in pupils or staff who are attending the school, and where five or more school contacts have been required to isolate after contact tracing has taken place. Where less than five potential contacts have been identified, these cases will not be included for reasons of pupil/ staff confidentiality.
In week commencing Monday 22 February 2021 there were no schools in Fife where five or more individuals were required to isolate after contact with a positive case.
Anyone with the well-established symptoms of COVID-19, regardless of how mild, should immediately self-isolate and order a test on the NHS inform website www.nhsinform.scot 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 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.