Contact Tracing at Carronshore Nursery

NHS Forth Valley’s Test and Protect team is carrying out COVID-19 contact tracing at Carronshore Nursery after an individual tested positive for the virus.

Initial findings suggest that the virus was contracted outside the nursery and there is currently no evidence of any transmission within the nursery. To respect and maintain patient confidentiality, no further details will be released but close contacts have been identified and are being advised to self-isolate in line with national guidance. There is no need for close contacts to be tested unless they develop any symptoms of Covid-19.
Robust control measures were already in place at the nursery to protect the health of children and staff. The nursery is closed today and tomorrow while staff undergo tests but plans to reopen on Monday 14th September 2020. Apart from those who have been identified as close contacts, all other staff and pupils can continue to attend the nursery as normal.

Dr Graham Foster, NHS Forth Valley’s Director of Public Health, said: “We are seeing an increase in cases of Covid-19 in local communities across Forth Valley and it’s therefore really important that everyone follows the national guidance to protect themselves and others.

“This includes physical distancing indoors and outdoors, washing your hands regularly and limiting the number of people you meet and socialise with. You should also arrange to get tested immediately if you develop any of the symptoms of Covid-19.”

David Mackay, Head of Education at Falkirk Council said: “We want to reassure parents and carers that we follow strict national guidelines to protect the health of local children and staff and are working closely with NHS Forth Valley’s Public Health team to ensure all necessary actions are taken, including enhanced cleaning.”