Pandemic experts dealing with another school covid case over the weekend

Pandemic trace and protect experts have this weekend been dealing with a Covid-19 positive case at Johnstone High School.

NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde confirmed this evening that public health officials had been called into the Beith Road school in a bid to identify all those who had been in close contact with the infected person.

They did not however reveal if it was a child or a member of staff at the school who had contracted the virus.

All close contacts have been asked to self isolate under the test, trace and protect strategy, while all other staff and pupils have been instructed to attend school as normal tomorrow.

This includes siblings of those identified as close contacts, who can continue to attend school unless they or anyone else in their household develop symptoms.

A spokeswoman for NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde said: “We continue to ask the public to remain vigilant. The general measures to minimise the risk of Covid-19 remain the same – social distancing, regular hand washing, and being on the look-out for symptoms.

“There is no need for anyone to seek a test if they are not experiencing any symptoms but anyone with one or more of the symptoms should immediately self-isolate and order a test on the NHS inform website”

Johnstone High School is the third Renfrewshire secondary school to have confirmed a Covid-19 case, with others recorded at Gleniffer and Castlehead high schools in Paisley.

Five other primaries have also identified staff or students with the disease. These include Mossvale Primary and Todholm Primary in Paisley, Wallace Primary in Elderslie, St James’ Primary in Renfrew and St Anthony’s Primary in Johnstone.

Daily Record – Paisley