Coronavirus contact tracing has begun at a Summerston high school for the third time in six weeks.

Parents of the pupils attending John Paul Academy were informed via letter that Test and Protect teams are working again to identify close contacts to those who have tested positive for the virus.

The letter from NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde reads there is currently no evidence of transmission within the school itself and those who have not been asked to self-isolate can return as normal. 

The letter adds: "All close contacts are being advised to self-isolate as a precaution and being given appropriate advice and support. 

"The school will work with parents and carers to minimise the disruption to learning for those pupils who need to self-isolate."

We previously reported in August that a pupil had tested positive for the virus at the school and again on September 13.

A Glasgow City Council spokeswoman said: “Our schools are working really hard to keep families updated with the correct information as soon as they are aware of a positive case relating to the school.

“This can result in a class having to self-isolate as a precaution, certain school staff or pupils having to self-isolate or no further action required.

“Regardless, the appropriate letter is sent to a family informing them of what’s been agreed in consultation with the public health experts.

“We understand that this is an anxious time for everyone and that we are still in the midst of a global pandemic but we want to reassure parents and carers that our schools have robust risk assessments in place to help suppress the virus and allow our children and young people continue their education.”