Edinburgh primary school and nursery closed amid Covid outbreak with more than 10 self-isolated classes
An Edinburgh primary school and nursery have been closed until next week due to an outbreak of Covid cases.
Davidson’s Mains in the city is closed as of today after 11 out of 19 classrooms were forced to self-isolate because of the virus.
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It is understood that 17 school teachers have also been asked to self-quarantine over fears they have contracted the virus.
Parents were told their children would return to distance learning for the rest of the week.
Students are expected to return to face-to-face classes on Monday again.
Improved cleaning measures have been introduced at the school to ensure that virus cases are kept to a minimum.
Health protection teams have also been called in to help locate anyone else who may have contracted Covid during the outbreak.
A council spokesperson told the Edinburgh Evening News: ‘After a meeting with the NHS Lothian health protection team earlier today, a decision has been made for all classes and nursery at Davidson’s Mains Primary School to switch to distance learning until the end of this week.
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“This is a precautionary measure and the decision was not taken lightly.
“But the health and safety of all our young people and our staff is paramount.
“The school contacts parents and guardians to inform them of their distance learning plans.”
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