PRIVATE Kelvinside Academy is one of three Glasgow schools where Test and Protect contact tracers are asking pupils to self-isolate.

The Glasgow Times exclusively told how an entire class at St Albert’s Primary in Pollokshields had been asked to quarantine for 14 days.

Now NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde has released a list of all affected schools in its catchment area.

These include:  

  • Carntyne Primary, Glasgow
  • St Albert’s Primary, Glasgow
  • Kelvinside Academy (Independent), Glasgow
  • St James Primary, Renfrewshire
  • Wallace Primary, Renfrewshire
  • Todholm Primary, Renfrewshire
  • Edinbarnet Primary School, West Dunbartonshire

In each of the schools, Public Health teams have established a list of close contacts.

Test and Protect staff either have or now are contacting those identified as contacts.

These close contacts have been/are being advised to self-isolate and being given appropriate advice and support.

Robust control measures are in place within each of the schools, and there is currently no evidence of transmission within the schools themselves. Apart from those who are identified as close contacts, all other pupils and staff can continue to attend as normal.

The health board said to respect and maintain patient confidentiality, no further details will be released.

Dr Linda de Caestecker, Director of Public Health, NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde said:  “To control the spread of the virus it is essential that anyone contacted by Test and Protect follows the directions given including self-isolation. Anyone who may have been exposed is being given appropriate advice.

“We would like to take this opportunity to remind everyone of the importance of continuing with the general measures to minimise the risk of COVID-19 to themselves and to others.

“These include social distancing, regular handwashing, and being vigilant for symptoms. Anyone with symptoms should immediately self-isolate and seek a test.”