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Further Covid cases identified at an Inverness primary school – all parents have been informed

By Louise Glen

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Coronavirus update.
Coronavirus update.

Further Covid cases at an Inverness primary school have been detected.

Dr Jenny Wares, consultant in public health medicine, has written to parents at Duncan Forbes Primary School to inform them of the situation.

On Friday, Dr Wares wrote to parents to inform them that a case had been detected in the school – and wrote again, yesterday, to update them.

In her letter, Dr Wares said: "Further to our letter dated April 30 2021, we wish to advise that there have been further cases of Covid–19 in pupils at the school.

"The affected individuals were last in school on Friday 30th April 2021. Pupils who have been identified as close contacts have been informed and will be self-isolating at home for 10 days.

"We ask that you continue to be aware of the symptoms of Covid–19. The typical symptoms of Covid–19 are: a new continuous cough, a high temperature or fever or a loss of, or change in, normal taste or smell (anosmia)

"However, people with Covid–19 may not always experience these symptoms and can present with a wide range of symptoms including headache, sore muscles and joints, tiredness, sore throat, cold-like symptoms and diarrhoea and vomiting.

"In light of this outbreak, we would advise that anyone that becomes unwell with these symptoms should isolate immediately and seek a test (the test should be a PCR test and not a Lateral Flow Device (LFD) test). Anyone with symptoms will be eligible for testing and further information on testing can be found at nhsinform.scot, or by following this link ."

She continued: "We know that you may find this concerning but we are working in close partnership with Ms MacKay to manage this situation. All necessary action has been taken at the school."

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