Peterhead Central School will not reopen to pupils for at least another week.
It failed to open to pupils as planned this week due to Wednesday’s bad weather and closed for the rest of the week later that day once it was confirmed two cases of coronavirus had been detected among staff.
NHS Grampian has been working to trace close contacts of the employees involved and many of the staff from the Prince Street primary are now self-isolating.
Last night a spokeswoman for the health board said: “We can confirm that following today’s Incident Management Team meeting, the decision was made to delay the reopening of Peterhead Central Primary until at least Monday, August 24.
“We are working closely with Aberdeenshire Council and will review the decision again on Thursday, August 20.
“We appreciate this will cause disruption for pupils, staff and parents and are grateful for their continued understanding and cooperation with the teams involved.”
Since news of the small breakout was announced some firms and organisations in Peterhead have altered their openings and events.
Lettuce Eat Healthy cafe posted on its social social media pages yesterday: “It’s with a heavy heart that we have decided to close as a precautionary measure in light of the increased Covid-19 cases in Peterhead and the surrounding area.
“We have a duty of care to the health and well being of our staff, families and customers and therefore we hope you respect and understand our decision. We hope to be back serving you all soon but in the meantime please keep safe.”
Peterhead Golf Club, meanwhile, has cancelled its open event planned for Saturday, August 29.
A club spokesman said: “The cancellation is due to current Covid-19 conditions in and around the surrounding areas of Peterhead.
“Our aim is to protect all involved at Peterhead Golf Club and feel that holding this type of open increases the risk to members and staff at the golf club.
“The US Masters event will be moved to August 28, 2021.”