CONTACT tracing has begun at a ninth school in Renfrewshire.

Test and Protect staff are getting in touch with close contacts at Rashielea Primary in Erskine.

NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde has said there are "robust control measures" in place and currently no evidence of internal transmission of the virus within the school.

A spokesperson for Renfrewshire Council said: "We have worked closely with NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde and schools staff to identify any close contacts of the person who has tested positive for Covid19. 

"Parents and carers of any pupil identified as a close contact have already been contacted and advised they and the rest of their household should self-isolate for 14 days. Appropriate support and advice has been offered. 

"NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde are the lead agency and advise there is currently no evidence of transmission within the school itself, that robust control measures are in place, and that the school remains safe to remain open as normal."

Test and Protect staff have also got in touch with close contacts at Johnstone High and St Anthony’s Primary, in Johnstone, and Gleniffer High and Mossvale Primary, in Paisley, over the past seven days.

Other schools in Renfrewshire that have undergone contact tracing so far include Wallace Primary in Elderslie, St James’ Primary in Renfrew and Todholm Primary and Castlehead High School in Paisley.

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