Around 100 pupils at one school alone have to self isolate due to several more cases of Covid-19 at Fife schools and a nursery.
Second cases of infection have been found at Kirkcaldy High School and Beath High School, Cowdenbeath, two more cases at Carnegie Primary School and another at Pitreavie Primary School, both in Dunfermline.
Single cases have also been identified at Mountfleurie Primary School, Leven, Lumphinnans Primary School, and Westfield Family Nurture Centre, in Cupar.
Kirkcaldy High School rector Derek Allan said in a Tweet on Monday night: “From tomorrow, as a result of a school-linked case of Covid-19, around 100 pupils (mainly S2) are required to self-isolate and not attend school.
“Families affected will have received an email this evening.”
From tomorrow, as a result of a school linked case of Covid 19, around 100 pupils (mainly S2) are required to self-isolate and not attend school. Families affected will have received an email this evening. Many thanks for your cooperation. Take care everyone. Derek Allan (RECTOR) pic.twitter.com/MZUYeJ5ndG
— Kirkcaldy High School (@KirkcaldyHigh) October 5, 2020
Beath High School pupils required to isolate have also been contacted by the school.
NHS Fife said a small number of contacts of the case at Mountfleurie and the entire P6 class at Lumphinnans have been identified and asked to isolate.
The latest cases at Pitreavie and Carnegie bring the totals to four and six respectively, and all contacts identified are already isolating.
No close contacts were identified at Westfield and all children are asked to attend as normal.
NHS Fife and @FifeCouncil are posting regular updates on individual schools and nurseries linked to a positive case of COVID-19.
— NHS Fife (@nhsfife) October 5, 2020
Coronavirus cases linked with Fife schools and nurseries have been revealed by NHS Fife on seven out of the last eight days, bringing the total to 43 people at 24 locations.
A reminder was issued that anyone with symptoms of the virus – a fever, new and continuous cough, or a loss or change in the sense of taste or smell – should arrange testing using the UK Government Citizens’ Portal or by calling 0800 028 2816.