Covid in Edinburgh schools: Several pupils isolating following confirmed Covid cases in Ferryhill Primary School and St Mary’s RC Primary School

Several people have been advised to isolate following confirmed cases of Covid-19 at a number of Edinburgh primary schools.

Thursday, 10th June 2021, 12:45 pm

St Mary’s RC Primary School in Leith confirmed on Wednesday, June 9, that one case of coronavirus has been identified within the school.

In a statement on the website, headteacher Mrs Angela Burnett said: “As you may already know, we are aware of a person in the school who has tested positive for Covid-19.

"We have been working closely with NHS Lothian Health Protection Team and following all national guidance.

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“Persons have now been contacted because they have been in close and sustained contact with the case and the tracking process is now complete.

“These contacts will need to self-isolate and have been asked to book a Covid-19 test. Appropriate guidance and advice have been given.”

The school will remain open and extensive cleaning measures are in place to prevent further transmission of the virus.

Ferryhill Primary School in the Drylaw area has also reported at least one case of Covid-19.

Pupils isolating after confirmed cases of Covid-19 in Edinburgh primary schools.
Pupils isolating after confirmed cases of Covid-19 in Edinburgh primary schools.

An update on the homepage of the website from head teacher Mr Stewart Crabb said that they are aware of a person in the school who has tested positive.

While they understand that it is a worrying time, he said he wanted to reassure everyone that they “are working closely with the NHS Lothian Health Protection Team and following all national guidance”.

People who may have been in contact with the individual are being advised to isolate as a precaution.

Similarly to St Mary’s RC, Ferryhill will remain open with enhanced cleaning measures in place.

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The Evening News reported on Tuesday that Fox Covert Primary School was dealing with an outbreak of Covid-19 and the latest update – which came on June 9 – confirmed that there were now 17 confirmed cases within the school, up from 16 on Tuesday.

Contacts of those who tested positive have been advised to isolate and the school has remained open.

An Edinburgh City Council spokesperson said: “We are working with NHS Lothian’s Health Protection team and parents and the wider school community have been provided with information and reassurance.

"We will continue to monitor the situation and follow the advice provided.”

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