COVID-19: Message from Mr Hunter Headteacher and NHS Lothian (15 Nov 20)

Message from Mr Hunter  Headteacher and NHS Lothian 


We are aware of person in the school who has tested positive for COVID-19. We understand that this is a worrying time but would like to reassure you that we are working closelywith NHS Lothian Health Protection Team and following all national guidance.  


A number of people are currently being contacted because they may have been in close and sustained contact with the case and will need to self-isolate. They will be given appropriate guidance and advice. 


An update will be sent to you as soon as the tracking and tracing process is complete. 


If you are not contacted directly to tell you your child is a close contact, then your child should attend school as normal. 


Enhanced cleaning and infection control measures are in place in line with national guidance. The school is safe and remains open. 


If you have any concerns in the meantime, or if you need to book a COVID-19 test because your child has developed symptoms (high temperature, a new continuous cough and/or a loss or change in sense of smell or taste) please visit the NHS Inform website www.nhsinform.scotor for non-clinical advice call 0800 028 2816.  


Please note that a test should only be booked if you or your child has these specifics symptoms. 


Remember to stay at home if anyone in the household has symptoms of COVID-19. 


For further information you may find this FAQs useful 


Best wishes, 

Ross Hunter

Head Teacher

Gracemount High School

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