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Coronavirus: Two Highland schools closed as pupil and member of staff take ill

Highland Council is looking at how it can best support teachers "exhausted" by the pandemic.
Highland Council is looking at how it can best support teachers "exhausted" by the pandemic.

Two Highland primary schools have closed this morning after a pupil and a member of staff took ill.

Knockbreck Primary and Craighill Primary, both in Tain, have been closed indefinitely after the two people became ill over the weekend.

A statement from Highland Council said there was not yet evidence it is related to coronavirus, but that the measure was being taken as a precaution.

A spokeswoman for the local authority said: “A pupil and a member of staff were taken ill over the weekend  and the circumstances have been assessed by the NHS and the council.

“There is no evidence at this stage that this instance is related to coronavirus, COVID-19, however, the decision has been made as a precautionary measure, based on a number of factors and on liaison with public health.

“The usual school closures procedures have been followed.

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