Coronavirus in Scotland: P3 class at St Clement’s RC Primary school in Dundee self isolating after pupil tests positive

NHS Tayside has assured parents that if they have not been contacted then they’re child can still attend school.

A whole class in Dundee are self isolating after a primary three pupil tested positive for coronavirus.

Their classroom is being deep cleaned and risk assessments are being carried out.

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The Incident Management Team (IMT) has assured parents that all necessary precautions are being taken.

Chair of the IMT, Dr Ellie Hothersall said: “Parents of the wider school population at St Clement’s have been reassured that if they have not been contacted individually, their child has not been identified as a contact of a case. They can continue to attend school and undertake other

activities as normal.

“It is important that those who are asked to self-isolate do so to prevent further transmission of the virus in our communities.”

NHS Tayside has assured parents that if they have not been contacted then they’re child can still attend school.

The children in the class have been asked to remain isolated until Tuesday, September 1 and contact tracing is under way.

The larger school community has been made aware and are being updated.

Paul Clancy, Dundee City Council Executive Director of Children and Families Services added: “Parents may be feeling more anxious as positive cases are identified in schools, however parents should be reassured that we are working closely with colleagues in Public Health to ensure

there is a swift and appropriate response to ensure pupil and staff safety.”

St Clement’s RC is not the only school in the area to have pupils contract the virus, with Grove Academy, Kingspark School, St Peter and Paul Primary and Happy Times out of school club at Downfield Primary School all containing positive tests.

NHS Tayside wants to remind all parents that if their children show signs of coronavirus that they are not to attend school and they are to be tested as soon as possible.

All members of the household are to remain at home during this time.

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