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Covid-19 scare closes Highland school following positive lateral flow test

By Philip Murray

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A PRIMARY school was forced to close on Friday following a positive Covid test.

Stratherrick Primary was closed today as a precaution following a positive result from a lateral flow test on Thursday.

However, the school is expected to reopen its doors on Monday as normal, after a follow-up test confirmed a negative result.

A Highland Council spokesman said: “Following a positive result from a Lateral Flow test within Stratherrick Primary yesterday, as a precaution, a number of staff and children were advised to remain at home, until further advice from the Health Protection Team (HPT).

"A further test has now confirmed a negative result and the HPT have advised that the school can re-open on Monday, March 22 as normal, with no need to continue to self-isolate. Letters are being issued to parents today.”

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