Contact tracing is being carried out at a Whiteinch secondary school following a positive test for Covid-19.

NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde confirmed on Tuesday night that their Test and Protect team is carrying out contact tracing at St Thomas Aquinas RC High School.

Tuesday's update also confirmed, as the Post reported on Monday, that contact tracing has begun at St Peter the Apostle High School in Clydebank.

The update said that people should only seek a test if they are displaying symptoms,  anyone with one or more of the symptoms should immediately self-isolate and order a test on the NHS inform website. 

Earlier in the week, Linda de Caestecker, director of public health with NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde (NHSGGC), told how close contacts in other local schools with positive cases are being told to self isolate. 

In a letter issued to parents at St Peter the Apostle High, she 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."

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."