A NUMBER of pupils at a local primary school are currently self-isolating after a coronavirus outbreak. 

NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde's Test and Protect teams were used to identify close contacts at St Helen's Primary School in Bishopbriggs. 

East Dunbartonshire Council confirmed there is "no evidence" of transmission of the virus within the school itself. 

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Ann Davie, Depute Chief Executive of Education, said, "We are fully supportive of Public Health at NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde and have assisted with Test and Protect at St. Helen's Primary.

"Those individuals who have been identified as contacts are self-isolating at home.

"Robust control measures are in place at all our schools, and there is no evidence of transmission within the school.

"Schools are working with parents and carers to minimise the disruption to learning for those pupils who require to self-isolate and are providing reassurance to the whole school community."

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Primary one to three children in Scotland returned to classrooms last week after schools were closed late last year due to a surge in Covid cases. 

Senior pupils are expected to return on a part-time basis from March 15 through the Scottish Government's phased reopening plan. This is, however, dependant on coronavirus data.