Another Falkirk school tests positive for COVID-19

Just as the October holidays end and pupils return to school individuals at a Falkirk primary are self isolating following a positive coronavirus test.

NHS Forth Valley’s Test and Protect team confirmed it is carrying out COVID-19 contact tracing at Bantaskin Primary, in Bantaskine Road, Falkirk. Close contacts have been identified and are self-isolating in line with national guidance.

This week Bantaskin joined a number of schools which have had to engage contact tracing procedures, including Beancross Primary School and Carrongrange High School in Grangemouth, Stenhousemuir Primary School and Larbert High School, St Mungo’s High School in Falkirk and St Margaret’s Primary School in Polmont.

Back in June, Bantaskin was one of the educational establishments which was forced to close after tests uncovered traces of bacteria in the water supply which can cause legionnaires disease.

Bantaskin Primary School is the latest educational establishment to undergo contact tracing procedures following a positive COVID-19 test

According to the local authority’s website at the time, the council carried out a number of safety checks at schools prior to the return of children and staff in August.