A SMALL number of pupils from a Dunfermline nursery are self isolating after a positive coronavirus case.

One individual with links to Bellyeoman Primary school's nursery has tested positive for Covid 19.

The school has emailed parents and carers to say all those affected have been contacted directly.

"Working with NHS Fife Public Health and the Test and Protect Team we have identified a small number of pupils from Nursery as potential contacts, who should self-isolate as a precautionary measure," it stated.

"We have been working closely with colleagues in NHS Fife and Public Health Scotland and the current situation has been fully risk assessed.

"You do not need to do anything, we are simply updating you in the interests of transparency and to provide reassurance. For most people, coronavirus (Covid-19) will be a mild illness.

"The case is self-isolating. There is little evidence of onward transmission within the school at this stage and the risk to pupils and staff appears to be low.

"Pupils, parents and staff are kindly reminded to respect the confidentiality of individual pupils and staff at this time."

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

A local online support hub has been created to provide information on testing for Covid--19, and updates on the pandemic. Visit: https://coronavirus.nhsfife.org/parent-info

If you need support as a family to self -isolate visit www.fife.gov.uk/covidassistance or call the Covid Community Helpline - 0800 952 0330.