COVID in schools: No clusters reported in first assessment since Fife pupils returned

No schools in Fife reported five or more individuals required to isolate after contact with a positive COVID case, it hass been confirmed.

Wednesday, 3rd March 2021, 4:44 pm
Updated Wednesday, 3rd March 2021, 4:48 pm

NHS Fife gave the update as it announced plans to re-start updates on any schools and nurseries hit by coronavirus outbreaks.

The first summary since P1-3 pupils returned to their classrooms was good news for parents, and staff.

NHS Fife said: “While most children continue their learning at home in line with the national COVID-19 control measures, Fife’s schools and nurseries are now open for those in nursery, children inP1-3 and children of key workers.

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“With COVID-19 at lower levels than they were towards the end of 2020, NHS Fife and Fife Council will be publishing a weekly update on cases of the virus within local schools and nurseries.”

https://www.fifetoday.co.uk/news/politics/fife-msp-tops-party-list-as-he-stands-for-re-election-to-holyrood-3152958The updates will list where a case has occurred in pupils or staff who are attending the school, and where five or more contacts have been required to isolate after tracing has taken place.

In cases where fewer than five potential contacts have been identified, these will not be included for reasons of pupil and staff confidentiality.

NHS Fife said that, in the week commencing Monday February 22, there were no schools where five or more individuals were required to isolate after contact with a positive case.

Anyone with the well-established symptoms of COVID-19, regardless of how mild, should immediately self-isolate and order a test on the NHS inform website www.nhsinform.scot or by calling 0800 028 2816.

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