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Positive coronavirus cases at two nurseries in Moray, with pupils at a primary school isolating


By Jonathan Clark

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POSITIVE coronavirus cases have been confirmed at two nurseries in Moray, with a primary school year group being asked to self-isolate.

St Sylvester's Nursery in Elgin and Lhanbryde Nursery have both had positive Covid-19 cases, while P6 pupils at Hythehill Primary School in Lossiemouth are being advised to isolate until Thursday, May 6.

Lhanbryde nursery, where positive Covid-19 cases have been confirmed...Picture: Becky Saunderson..
Lhanbryde nursery, where positive Covid-19 cases have been confirmed...Picture: Becky Saunderson..

This comes alongside the news that Elgin Academy has confirmed 46 cases of the virus since April 10.

It has also been confirmed that negative PCR tests have allowed P1 pupils at New Elgin Primary School to return to classrooms after contact with a case from outwith the school community was confirmed last week.

A spokesperson for Moray Council said: “Cases of coronavirus have been confirmed at Elgin Academy, Lhanbryde Nursery and St Sylvester’s Nursery.

"We have been liaising with public health experts throughout, and will continue to do so, and are reassured by them that the strong Covid-19 protection measures within our settings are preventing in-school transmission.”

On Hythehill Primary School in Lossiemouth, the spokesperson added: “P6 pupils at Hythehill have been advised by public health to self-isolate until May 6.

"These pupils will continue their learning remotely during their self-isolation, and we commend our schools’ ability to action this support quickly.

"Due to the robust mitigations in place within the school, it will remain open for all other learners.”


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