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Inverness High school pupil tests positive for Covid-19 in lateral flow device (LFD) test

By Alasdair Fraser

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Inverness High School.
Inverness High School.

Parents of pupils at an Inverness secondary school have been alerted after a child tested positive in a lateral flow device (LFD) test.

The Inverness High school pupil was last in the school on Friday. Close contacts of the child have been asked to self-isolate for 10 days.

The child will now undergo an NHS polymerase chain reaction (PCR) test.

Another child at the school who tested positive in an LFD test seven days earlier later tested negative by PCR.

A letter from Dr Jenny Wares, a consultant in public health medicine (health protection), said: “We have identified a positive lateral flow device (LFD) test result for a pupil at the school.

“In line with the national guidance, we have commenced contact tracing whilst a further test result from PCR testing is awaited.

“We know that you may find this concerning but we are working in close partnership with the head teacher to manage this situation.

“All necessary action has been taken at the school.

“This letter is to inform you of the current situation and provide advice on how to support your child.”

The letter adds: “As long as your child is well, and as long as other members of the household have no symptoms and are well, then everyone in the house can all go about their normal business.”

Any child, or member of their household developing symptoms are being urged to undertake a Covid test as soon as possible.

In such an event, the whole household should isolate.

If a positive case is then confirmed in the household, all other household members must not leave the house for 10 days.

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