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Covid-19 (Coronavirus)

Information and guidance for public, NHSGGC staff, and community-based services.  Hospital visiting restrictions now in place.

NHSGGC Statement on Cluster of COVID-19 Cases in North East Glasgow

Wednesday, August 12, 2020

Our test and protect service has identified a cluster of eight positive cases in North East Glasgow, a number of whom are pupils at Bannerman High School in Baillieston.

None of the cases are experiencing anything but mild symptoms.  The school re-opened today but none have actually attended as they are self-isolating at home.

Test and protect staff are contacting anyone who may be affected and there is no current added risk to the wider community due to this cluster of cases. 

Health and local environmental health staff are working closely with the school and a number of other local businesses to contact trace any close contacts of the cases and appropriate advice is being advice given to these individuals.

Close contacts are being advised to self-isolate and being given appropriate advice.

To respect and maintain patient confidentiality no further details will be released at this time.

Dr Linda de Caestecker, Director of Public Health, NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde said:  “We want to reassure local people and businesses that this cluster of cases of COVID-19 is being thoroughly investigated and managed by the NHSGGC Public Health Protection Team. 

“An NHSGGC-led assessment group working with Glasgow City Council met today to undertake a risk assessment and provide advice to the school and other settings the cases visited.

 “None of the cases are experiencing anything but mild symptoms and to maintain patient confidentiality we are unable to give any further information on the cases.  Each of these cases is being managed and followed up in detail, and all of them are isolating at home.

“All settings that these cases attended during their infectious period are being identified, assessed and are being supported with control measures, and anyone who may have been exposed to these cases is being given appropriate advice.

“Anyone affected will be contacted through the Test and Protect service.  We want to reassure the wider community and especially pupils and teachers returning to school that there is no added risk due to this cluster. 

“We also want to remind people to stay off school or work and get tested if they experience any symptoms.”

ENDS

For further information either telephone 0141 201 4429 or email [email protected]

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