Mearns primary youngsters have been told to quarantine for the rest of the holidays following a confirmed Covid-19 case linked to their school.
Luthermuir Primary, south of Laurencekirk began the October break last week, but families have now been sent a letter informing them there has been a positive case connected to the school.
Youngsters at the 65-pupil primary have been identified as close contacts.
The letter sent to parents by Aberdeenshire Council said: “After consultation with the NHS Grampian Health and Protection Team, we have identified your child has been in close contact with the case at a time when they were likely infections.”
It goes on to advise the child should isolate at home with immediate effect until October 23 – the date the schools go back in Aberdeenshire.
It added: “I appreciate that this news may be unsettling for you.
“I want to reassure parents and carers that there is no evidence of transmission of Covid-19 within the school and that the school has good control measures in place.”
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