A "SMALL number" of officers at a Lanarkshire police station are self-isolating after testing positive for coronavirus.

NHS Lanarkshire bosses have confirmed they have begun contact tracing in Wishaw following the revelation.

The news of the officers' positive tests come in a week when additional restrictions were placed on people living in Lanarkshire following an increase in positive Covid-19 cases.

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Dr Martin Donaghy, Consultant in Public Health Medicine, said: "NHS Lanarkshire has conducted a contact tracing exercise for anyone who had close contact with a small number of officers from Police Scotland who tested positive for Coronavirus (Covid-19) infection.  

“To date, a small number of cases and their contacts have been identified.  All are self-isolating.

"Outside of this group, the risk to others is the same as the general risk that exists within the general community.

"To respect and maintain patient confidentiality it is not possible to release any further information at this time.

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"We wish to remind people of the key symptoms of Covid-19 - new continuous cough, high temperature and/or loss of taste and smell. Anyone who develops any of these symptoms should book a test and self-isolate immediately."

Despite the positive tests, the police station remains open for business. 

A Police Scotland spokesman said: "Police Scotland is following Scottish Government and health guidance and where cases of coronavirus are identified, we work with the local health board and adhere to Test and Protect procedures."