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Pupils from four classes at Merkinch Primary School in Inverness are self isolating after member of staff potentially tested positive for coronavirus – Highland Council is waiting for confirmation of the original voluntary Lateral Flow Test result by the outcome of a PCR test


By Ian Duncan

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Covid-19 at Inverness primary school.
Covid-19 at Inverness primary school.

Staff and pupils at an Inverness primary school are self isolating following a potential positive Covid-19 test result.

A member of staff at Merkinch Primary School tested positive and four classes have been asked to self isolate until further results are received.

A Highland Council spokesman said: “We have been made aware of a potential positive case of a staff member at Merkinch Primary School.

"Four classes have been asked to isolate at this stage as a precaution. The staff member’s voluntary Lateral Flow Test result is still to be confirmed by a PCR test.

“If this test returns a positive result for Covid-19, pupils from the four classes will be required to isolate for 10 days.

"All necessary action has been taken at the school and the setting remains open. Letters were distributed to parents today. The Highland Council continues to work in partnership with NHS Highland’s Health Protection Team."


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