Confirmed Cases at Hamilton Schools and Nursery

It is now confirmed there has been confirmed cases of Covid-19 in three Schools and Nurseries in Hamilton today, Monday, 31st August 2020.

NHS Lanarkshire has confirmed that the three positive tests were returned at:

First Steps Nursery School in Hamilton (a staff member),
Holycross High School in Hamilton (a pupil),
Udston Primary School in Hamilton (a staff member). 

In addition, a case is confirmed also at :
Stonelaw High School in Rutherglen (a staff member)

All individuals are currently self-isolating. Parents and staff of the schools and nursery have been notified and the schools and nursery remain open. Staff members who tested positive have no contact with pupils.

There is also currently no evidence to suggest that there is transmission in the schools or nursery and the risk to the wider school and nursery community has been assessed as low.

Dr David Cromie, NHS Lanarkshire consultant in public health medicine, said: “NHS Lanarkshire’s Test and Protect service has worked closely with South Lanarkshire Council, the schools and nursery to identify all close contacts of the cases who are being given public health advice and being required to self-isolate.

“We are aware that there will be concern among pupils and parents at this time. We would like to reassure the local community that appropriate measures are being implemented.

“Individuals should stay off school or work and get tested if they, or their close contacts, experience any Covid-19 symptoms – such as a new continuous cough, fever or loss of taste or smell – even if they are mild.”

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