NHS FIFE chiefs have confirmed two fresh positive cases of coronavirus associated with high schools in West Fife.

Since the last update on Saturday, the health board's Public Health Test and Protect team has been investigating additional COVID-19 cases at both Queen Anne and Woodmill high schools.

It takes the total number of positive cases associated with Woodmill High School now to five.

Dunfermline High School confirmed one positive case associated with the school in a letter to parents this morning.

Where contact tracing is necessary, risk management and the provision of isolation advice has been undertaken in conjunction with Fife Council education staff.

Where there is more than one confirmed case, this does not necessarily suggest transmission within the school and may relate to a sibling or household group, or it may be separate incidences of community-acquired infection.

There are a number of useful resources available for parents in Fife, with information on how best to reduce the chances of your family contracting the virus and what you should do if someone in the household develops symptoms. These can be accessed at: www.nhsfife.org/news-updates/campaigns/coronavirus-information/information-for-parents/.

Furthermore, Fife Council has made a comprehensive list of questions and answers available for parents and carers at: www.fife.gov.uk/schoolcovidfaqs.                                               

Anyone with any one or more of the symptoms should immediately self-isolate and order a test on the NHS inform website www.nhsinform.scot or by calling 0800 028 2816.