A pupil at an Inverness primary school has tested positive for Covid-19.
A number of other children at Dalneigh Primary who have been in direct contact with the pupil have now been asked to stay at home and self-isolate for two weeks.
This comes after a member of staff at Kinmylies Primary School tested positive.
Council bosses met headteachers across the city, along with health chiefs and union officials, and a decision was made to keep all schools open.
A Highland Council spokesman said letters have been sent to parents informing them of the outbreaks.
It states: “We have been advised by NHS Highland’s Health Protection Team (HPT) that there has been a confirmed case of COVID-19 within the school [at Dalneigh].
“We have followed the national guidance and we have identified that your child has been in close contact with the affected child.
“In line with the national guidance we recommend that your child now stay at home and self-isolate until 2nd September, which is 14 days following their last contact.
“We are asking you to do this to reduce the further spread of Covid-19 to others in the community.”
Highland Council chief executive Donna Manson, said: “I would like to thank parents for their understanding, patience and support.
“Our priority is to ensure as safe a learning environment as possible for all our staff, pupils and visitors.”
Dr Tim Allison, director of public health with NHS Highland, said: “National guidance has been followed and all close contacts of the confirmed case have been identified and advised to stay at home and self-isolate for 14 days.
“Strict control measures are in place at the school and there is currently no evidence of transmission within the school itself.
“The school remains open and, unless they have been identified as a close contact, your child should continue to attend if they remain well. Children and staff should not attend school if they develop any of the common symptoms.”
Meanwhile, a staff member at Kinmylies school in Inverness has tested positive for Covid-19.
The employee has not been in contact with anyone at the 380-pupil school since Friday and is now self-isolating.
The school remains open but anyone showing symptoms is asked to stay at home and alert the health authorities.
Dr Allison said: “We are aware of a positive case in Inverness with ties to Kinmylies Primary School and this information has been shared by the Highland Council with parents.
“Contact tracing for this case has been completed and the individual is well and in isolation at home as per national guidelines.”
Parents of pupils at the school were alerted to the case in an email message from Highland Council’s head of education and learning Nicky Grant.
She said: “We have the permission of the member of staff to share this information with you. The member of staff is following all public health advice with regards to isolation.
“Contact tracing has been undertaken by NHS Highland’s health protection team and all those identified as close contacts have been contacted. The member of staff has had no contact with pupils since Friday.”
She added: “The member of staff had no symptoms. All appropriate measures have been in place in the school and the relevant areas have been cleaned.”