A CLYDEBANK secondary has advised parents that Covid-19 contact tracing is under way at the school.

In a letter published on St Peter the Apostle High School's website, the NHS confirmed that a risk assessment to establish a list of close contacts within the school, has been carried out.

In the letter to parents, Linda de Caestecker, director of public health with NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde (NHSGGC), said: "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."

Parents were advised in the letter that there is currently no evidence of transmission within the school itself, and that if they don't receive a further letter, then their children should attend school as normal.

The school was not mentioned in NHSGGC's daily update of new cases on Monday - which stated that no further schools in the area had been identified by the NHS Test and Protect contact tracing team - but a further update is expected on Tuesday evening.

The letter to parents went on to say: "I would like to take this opportunity to remind you of the general advice currently in place for everyone: If anyone in your household develops symptoms of Covid-19 the symptomatic person should self-isolate and be tested as soon as possible.

"Everyone else in the household should also stay at home if someone you live with or someone in your extended household has symptoms.

"The symptoms include: a high temperature or fever, a new continuous cough, a loss of, or change in sense of smell or taste.

"I would also like to remind all pupils and their parents of the vital importance of continuing to observe the rules on social distancing and other measures to prevent infection such as regular handwashing."

A West Dunbartonshire Council spokeswoman said: "The health and wellbeing of our pupils is our priority and we continue to follow Public Health and the Scottish Government guidance  to provide a safe environment within all our schools."

NHSGGC have been approached for comment.