Two classes of children in a Fife school have been told to self-isolate at home due to a coronavirus case.

A person linked with St John’s Primary School, in Rosyth, has tested positive for Covid-19.

Pupils in classes P7a and P7b were asked not to attend school on Wednesday while contact tracing was conducted, and have since been told to isolate until September 24.

Parents were informed of the case by email on Tuesday.

The school is among six in Fife to be affected by a case of the virus since the start of term, with others – all single cases – diagnosed at Queen Anne High School and Masterton Primary School, in Dunfermline, Capshard Primary School, Kirkcaldy, and the nurseries at Newburgh Primary School and Lochgelly West Primary School.

No evidence of transmission within schools in the region has yet been found.

In a statement issued on Wednesday evening NHS Fife said: “Further to our update yesterday pupils from class P7a and P7b are being asked to self isolate until Thurs, September 24, and return to school on Friday, September 25.

“There continues to be no evidence of onward transmission within the school at this stage and the risk to pupils and staff remains low.

“All other children should continue to attend if they remain well.

A reminder was also 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.

Parents were also directed to useful information about the virus on NHS Fife’s website and that of Fife Council.

A total of 57 people in or linked with schools in Fife and Tayside have tested positive since the return in August, 40 of them connected to Kingspark School, in Dundee.

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