Around 60 pupils stay home after teacher gets Covid

Dozens of pupils from Taylor High School in Motherwell have been told to self-isolate for 14 days.

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Up to 60 secondary school pupils have been ordered to self-isolate for two weeks after a teacher tested positive for coronavirus.

NHS Lanarkshire confirmed its test and protect team has contacted all those affected at Taylor High School in Motherwell, with guidance to quarantine for 14 days at home.

The health board said the risk to the wider school community was “low”, with the secondary remaining open to pupils and staff unaffected.

Dr S Josephine Pravinkumar, NHS Lanarkshire consultant in public health medicine, said: “NHS Lanarkshire’s test and protect team has carried out contact tracing after a staff member at Taylor High School tested positive for Covid-19.

“They are currently self-isolating at home.

“NHS Lanarkshire is working closely with North Lanarkshire Council with regards to the case and has now contacted all close contacts.

“Public health advice has been given to these individuals and they are being told to self-isolate.

“The risk to the wider school community is currently low and the school will remain open as normal.”

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