Another positive Covid-19 test at a Grangemouth school

A second school in Grangemouth now has an individual who has tested positive for coronavirus.

By James Trimble
Thursday, 24th September 2020, 8:15 am
Updated Thursday, 24th September 2020, 9:49 am

Following on from yesterday’s confirmation of the nursery at Beancross Primary School, in Kenilworth Street, Grangemouth, having a person who is self isolating after testing positive for the virus, Carrongrange High School, in Moray Road, Grangemouth, has also become subject to NHS Forth Valley’s Test and Protect team procedures after a positive test.

According to Test and Protect the initial information suggests the virus was contracted outside of Carrongrange, which is located near Moray Primary School, and there is “no evidence at this stage of any transmission within these premises”.

A spokesperson said: “The individuals who have tested positive for the virus are self-isolating at home along with the rest of their household. To respect and maintain patient confidentiality, no further details will be given.

Carrongrange High School is the latest educational establishment to have an individual who has tested positive for COVID-19

“Close contacts of the individuals have been identified and advised to self-isolate in line with national guidance. Robust control measures were already in place to protect the health of pupils and staff and all three schools and the nursery remain open.

Dr Graham Foster, NHS Forth Valley’s Director of Public Health, said: “We are seeing more cases of COVID-19 in local communities across Forth Valley and it’s therefore really important that everyone follows the national guidance to protect themselves and others.

“Please follow the FACTs guidance, wear a face covering when advised, avoid crowded places, wash your hands and any hard surfaces regularly, stay two metres apart and self-isolate and book a test if you develop any of the symptoms of COVID-19.”