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Thurso primary school closed due to new positive cases of Covid-19

By Jean Gunn

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Miller Academy Primary School, Thurso, has been closed early for the Christmas holidays due to two new positive cases of Covid-19.

The school, along with the Early Learning and Childcare, and the Scope child learning programme, was closed today (Monday) for pupils as a precautionary measure.

A Highland spokesperson said: “We are aware of three positive cases of Covid-19 at Miller Academy Primary. NHS Highland’s Health Protection Team (HPT) are investigating potential close contacts therefore we have made the decision to close the school as a precautionary measure.

"The Highland Council continues to work in partnership with NHS Highland Health Protection Team.”

The news comes following Highland Council's confirmation on Friday that a staff member at Miller Academy had tested positive for the virus.

Parents and carers were informed of Monday's closure via a message on the Miller Academy Parent Council Facebook page.

A letter from the school's head teacher Jacqui Budge stated: "We understand that a positive case of coronavirus can cause some local anxiety within our community. Please be assured that we are working closely with our colleagues in The Highland Council and NHS Highland to monitor the situation."

Parents were also given guidance on what to do it their child develops symptoms of Covid-19.

Highland Council also confirmed two cases of Covid-19 at Thurso High School last week – a pupil and a staff member.

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