Primary school pupil tests positive for coronavirus

Renfrewshire Council said all parents and carers with a child at Todholm Primary School in Paisley would be contacted.

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Todholm Primary School: Contact tracing has begun.

Contact tracing is being carried out at a primary school after a pupil tested positive for coronavirus.

Renfrewshire Council confirmed that all parents and carers with a child at Todholm Primary School in Paisley would be contacted via text message to inform them of the situation.

The local authority said it was working with NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde (NHSGGC), who has advised there is “no current evidence the virus has been transmitted inside the school and that it remains safe for pupils and staff to attend”.

A Problem Assessment Group (PAG) met on Monday afternoon and has established a list of close contacts within the school.

The health board’s Test and Protect team is now contacting those identified, with advice to self-isolate.

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Dr Catriona Milosevic, consultant in public health medicine at NHSGGC, said: “Close contacts are being advised to self-isolate and being given appropriate advice. We are working closely with Todholm Primary School and Renfrewshire Council to do this.

“To maintain patient confidentiality we are unable to give any further information.

“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 are 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.”