THE P4 class at Bellyeoman Primary School in Dunfermline has been asked to stay home today due to a possible Covid case.

A text message was sent just before 9am, with many children already at or on their way to the school on Robertson Road, to alert parents and carers.

It said: "Apologies for the very short notice.

"All children P4W are asked not to attend school today (Thursday) until we receive further information on a suspected Covid-19 case.

"A further update will be issued as soon as possible.

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

On Tuesday it was announced that an individual with links to the school had tested positive for conronavirus and a "small number of pupils" from the nursery, who were identified as potential contacts, were asked to self-isolate.

Last night the school said that another individual with links to the nursery had tested positive.

Both individuals are self-isolating.

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

"The parents / carers of any pupil identified as a close contact of the confirmed case will already have been contacted directly.

"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.

"If there are any significant changes to this situation that alter this advice, we will update you again."

It added: "Fife Council has created a comprehensive list of questions and answers for parents and carers at:

"A local online support hub has been created to provide information on testing for Covid-19, and updates on the pandemic.


"If you need support as a family to self -isolate visit or call the Covid Community Helpline - 0800 952 0330."