A NUMBER of pupils and staff at Johnstone High have now tested positive for coronavirus.

Renfrewshire Council has confirmed the increase in cases after Test and Protect staff commenced contact tracing at the high school last week.

Parents and carers of pupils identified as close contacts have been contacted and advised to self-isolate as a precaution.

The household members of any contacts that have been identified since Monday, September 7, have also be asked to self-isolate due to new local restrictions announced by the First Minister.

Bosses at NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde have advised that pupils should continue to attend school if they are well and have not been asked to self-isolate.

A Renfrewshire Council spokesperson said: "Parents and carers of pupils have already been advised that Test and Protect contact tracing is being carried out at Johnstone High School.

"This has since identified a small number of cases amongst pupils and staff at the school. All parents and carers with a child at the school have been contacted today via text message to make them aware and have been provided with a letter from the NHS.

"We have worked closely with NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde and school staff to identify any close contacts of those who have tested positive for Covid-19, and parents and carers of any pupil identified have already been contacted."

For more info on what to do if you suspect coronavirus or how to book a test, visit the NHS Inform website at orlo.uk/nhsinform_68nkf

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