A staff member at Tesco in Inverness has tested positive for coronavirus, the supermarket giant has confirmed.
A spokeswoman for the chain said staff at its Eastfield Way store are following Scottish Government guidance and taking relevant precautions.
In a video message to staff, store manager Andy Gray said the worker contracted the virus outside of their workplace.
He said: “Unfortunately, one of the team tested positive for Covid-19 today and as a result, we are following government guidelines and a number of colleagues will be self-isolating as a result.
“The individual did not contract Covid-19 while in the workplace. It was outside of work and they were in the company of someone who tested positive on Sunday.
“We are taking precautions and making sure anyone who was in close proximity with this individual is now being contacted by the track and trace team and those individuals will be self-isolating for the next 14 days.
“The individual who tested positive is fit and well and not showing any symptoms.”
News of the case comes just a day after NHS Highland identified a cluster of five Covid-19 cases in the Grantown area.
Contact tracing is being carried out with all those identified and anyone who has been in close contact is being advised to self-isolate.
A spokeswoman for Tesco said: “A colleague at our Inverness Extra store has tested positive for Covid-19.
“The safety of our colleagues, customers and suppliers remains our number one priority and we are following all Scottish Government guidance and taking the relevant precautions.
“We have extensive measures across all of our stores to help keep everyone safe, including protective screens at every checkout, social distancing signage and regular deep cleaning.”
Earlier today, Highland Rugby Club confirmed a positive Covid-19 case among its playing squad.
A statement from the club said: “Members are reminded that we cannot be complacent in any way when it comes to the safety of those within our community.”