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Dornoch Academy pupil tests positive for Covid-19

By John Davidson

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Dornoch Academy
Dornoch Academy

A PUPIL at Dornoch Academy has tested positive for Covid-19.

Highland Council said that contact tracing was now being carried out and it is understood that 68 pupils have been asked to self-isolate.

A spokeswoman for the local authority said: “I can confirm we are aware of one confirmed case connected to Dornoch and therefore a number of close contacts have been contacted and required to self isolate on advice from public health.”

Parents of pupils at the school were sent a letter explaining the situation.

The letter said: "A number of pupils who may have potentially had close contact with the pupil have been identified and advised to remain at home for 14 days from Friday, September 18 until Friday, October 2.

"All other pupils can continue to attend school as normal if they remain well.

"There is no evidence of any widespread transmission in the community."

An NHS Highland spokesperson said: "NHS Highland's Health Protection Team is working closely with the school and Highland Council education service to manage this situation.

"All necessary action has been undertaken and contact tracing is being carried out with all close contacts asked to self-isolate for 14 days as a precautionary measure."

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