More Covid cases have been confirmed at schools in Cupar and Kirkcaldy.

A further two people at Bell Baxter High School have tested positive, taking the total of cases at the Cupar secondary since the start of the term to three.

A single case has also been linked with St Andrew’s RC High School, in Kirkcaldy.

Of both schools, NHS Fife said: “Close contacts have been identified and instructed to isolate as a precaution.”

It also stressed that more than one case did not necessarily suggest transmission within a school, as they may be siblings or a result of separate incidents of community-acquired infection.

Parents were directed to information on the NHS Fife website and that of Fife Council.

They were also reminded that anyone with one or more of the recognised coronavirus symptoms should self-isolate immediately and book a test on the NHS Inform website or by calling 0800 028 2816.