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Covid-19 (Coronavirus)

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

Daily Schools Update from NHSGGC - 19.08.20

Wednesday, August 19, 2020

Our Test and Protect team is carrying out COVID-19 contact tracing around the following schools in Glasgow and Renfrewshire:

Wallace Primary, Renfrewshire
Todholm Primary, Renfrewshire
Carntyne Primary, Glasgow
St Albert’s Primary, Glasgow
St James' Primary, Renfrew, Renfrewshire
Kelvinside Academy (Independent), Glasgow
Edinbarnet Primary School, West Dunbartonshire

Within each of the schools, Public Health teams have systematically established a list of close contacts. Test and Protect staff either have or now are contacting those identified as contacts. These close contacts have been/are being advised to self-isolate and being given appropriate advice and support.

Robust control measures are in place within each of the schools, and there is currently no evidence of transmission within the schools themselves. Apart from those who are identified as close contacts, all other pupils and staff can continue to attend as normal.

At this time and to respect and maintain patient confidentiality, no further details will be released.

Dr Linda de Caestecker, Director of Public Health, NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde said:  “To control the spread of the virus it is essential that anyone contacted by Test and Protect follows the directions given including self-isolation. Anyone who may have been exposed is being given appropriate advice.

“We would like to take this opportunity to remind everyone of the importance of continuing with the general measures to minimise the risk of COVID-19 to themselves and to others. These include social distancing, regular handwashing, and being vigilant for symptoms. Anyone with symptoms should immediately self-isolate and seek a test.”

ENDS

Notes to editors:

In situations where case number(s) could identify individual(s), we are unable to provide this in order to protect patient confidentiality.

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

Further information on COVID-19 is available on the NHS Inform website: https://www.nhsinform.scot/

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