Edinburgh covid cases: Broughton High School, Gracemount High School, Holyrood RC High School and Wester Hailes Education Centre in the Capital announce covid cases as cases rise
As covid cases rise in Edinburgh, four high schools across the capital have announced that they each have had at least one covid case.
Broughton High School, Gracemount High School, Holyrood RC High School and Wester Hailes Education Centre have all made covid case announcements in recent days.
The schools’ head teachers have informed parents and have said they are working closely with the NHS.
The news comes as covid cases in Edinburgh rise as the Capital has recorded 149.7 cases per 100,000 as of June 3.
The New Town East and Gayfield area has recorded the highest test positivity number with 771.4 cases per 100,000.
John J Wilson, the head teacher at Broughton High School, announced the school had a confirmed case on June 4 in a statement.
Mr Wilson said: “As you may already know, we are aware of a person in the school/setting who has tested positive for COVID-19.
"We have been working closely with NHS Lothian Health Protection Team and following all national guidance.
“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.”
Meanwhile Wester Hailes Education Centre recorded two confirmed cases on June 1.
Head teacher David Young said: “We are aware of another case in Wester Hailes Education Centre who has tested positive for COVID-19. This takes the total positive cases to two in the last week.
“We understand this is a worrying time but would like to reassure you that we are working closely with NHS Lothian Health Protection Team.”
On June 6, Holyrood High School posted an update that they have had confirmed cases.
Gracemount High School’s head teacher, Ross Hunter, also confirmed a positive test this week on June 4.
He said: “Contacts will need to self-isolate and have been asked to book a Covid-19 test.
“Appropriate guidance and advice have been given.
"If there are any further cases of Covid-19 in the school, we will ensure these individuals, and any of their close contacts, are advised to self-isolate promptly.”