A Fife nursery has been forced to close after a child tested positive for Covid-19.
NHS Fife said the youngster, who attends the nursery at Newburgh Primary School, was now isolating at home with other household members.
Both the health authority and the school made contact with families of all children likely to have come into contact with the pupil at the weekend.
Those youngsters have also been advised to self isolate.
The nursery has been closed, however the rest of the primary school will remain open.
Lynn Burnett, nurse consultant in Health Protection, said: “We appreciate that members of the public may be concerned about any new community cases, however we want to reassure people that the risk of contracting coronavirus remains low.
“NHS Fife has well-established procedures in place to trace those in close contact with the case and our public health contact tracing team is currently calling those who came into prolonged contact with the confirmed case to offer support and advice.”
One concerned mum said the news was “every parent’s worst nightmare”.
She added: “It’s a very worrying development and there’s a great level of concern as you’d expect from parents with children at the nursery.
“I have been advised that my child is to isolate for 14 days from the first day they came into contact with the confirmed case however older siblings will still be required to attend the primary school.
“There’s a lot of confusion and anxiety amongst parents I’ve spoken to about the situation but we’ll follow the advice we’ve been given.”
Shelagh McLean, Fife Council’s head of Education & Children’s Services, said: “We are following Public Health advice and talking with our colleagues in NHS Fife about actions required regarding Covid-19.
“With their direction, we are taking all appropriate actions, including that relating to Test & Protect and contact with any confirmed case linked to one of our schools.
“A joint letter, from us and the NHS, was issued to all parents and carers in Fife at the end of last week to keep them informed.
“We’ve also issued a comprehensive list of questions and answers to help with any questions that they may have, and reminded them of their responsibilities around quarantining www.fife.gov.uk/schoolcovidfaqs”
News of the confirmed case in Fife comes just days after three schools in Tayside were affected by confirmed cases of covid-19.
Kingspark School in Dundee, which caters for children with additional support needs, is shut after 12 people, including one pupil, tested positive.
Cases have also been confirmed among pupils connected to Newhill Primary in Blairgowrie and Oakbank Primary in Perth. Both schools are still open but the children and their contacts have been told to self-isolate at home.