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Lochardil Primary and Early Learning Centre in Inverness are closed today due to an outbreak of Covid citing 'associated staff shortages'

By Louise Glen

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Lochardil Primary School entrance.
Lochardil Primary School entrance.

PUPILS at a Highland Primary School have been told to stay at home today, after a high number of Covid cases in the school.

Lochardil Primary School and Early Learning Centre in Inverness has been closed, and parents and carers asked to keep children at home.

At first parents believed just one class, primary six, had been put into isolation after school bosses wrote to parents at 9pm yesterday, but earlier this morning staff said the whole school and ELC was now closed.

Head teacher Audrey Kellacher, wrote to parents at 8.30am this morning, she said: "School closed to ALL today Monday November 8.

She continued: "Unfortunately school is closed to everyone today due to rising positive Covid-19 case numbers and staff shortages associated with such.

"We will update you throughout the day on the evolving situation.

"I am so sorry for such short notice and any inconvenience caused.

"The children can continue to engage with their learning through their Google classrooms during this time and we will provide further information later today regarding our plans for the rest of this week.

"Thank you as always for your ongoing understanding and support during such challenging times."

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