TWO classes at an Aberdeen primary school have been forced to self-isolate for 14 days after Covid cases emerged, we can confirm.
Aberdeen City Council revealed that two people at Kingsford School had tested positive for the virus as cases continue to rise across Scotland.
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A Primary 6 class and a Primary 4 group have now been told to quarantine for two weeks in a bid to stem the spread of the bug.
It means that a total of around 50 pupils will have to stay at home for the next fortnight.
Pupils will be able to learn online while they are self-isolating, and will be given any necessary support from staff.
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The school remains open – with those unaffected by the new cases able to continue attending as normal.
A council spokesperson said: “On notification that two individuals (one in Primary 6 and one in Primary 4) have tested positive for COVID-19 at Kingsford School the school management team wrote to all families on Friday 25 September to make them aware of the situation.
“Following consultation with Public Health all children in the two classes will not attend school for 14 days as a precautionary measure.
“Public Health advised that all other young people can continue to attend school as normal.
“Pupils at Kingsford School who have to self-isolate will have access to online home learning and the hardware…