Parents contacted after West Lothian school pupil tests positive for Covid-19

Parents of pupils at St Kentigern's Academy in Blackburn have been notified after an individual connected to the school tested positive for Covid-19.
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Depute Headteacher Sarah Murray said there is no cause for alarm and the school remains open.

In a statement published on the school's website, Ms Murray wrote: “We are aware of a person in the school who has tested positive for Covid-19.

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“We understand that this is a worrying time but would like to reassure you that we are working closely with NHS Lothian Health Protection Team and following all national guidance.

St Kentigern's Academy.St Kentigern's Academy.
St Kentigern's Academy.

“A number of people have 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 appropriate guidance and advice has been given.

“If you have not been contacted directly to tell you your child is a close contact, your child should attend school as normal.

“Enhanced cleaning and infection control measures are in place in line with national guidance. The school is safe and remains open.”

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