Galashiels Primary School closes following positive Covid-19 cases

Parents and pupils at St Peter's Primary School in Galashiels are being asked to self-isolate following positive Covid-19 cases at the school, which has been closed today.

By Kevin Janiak
Wednesday, 9th June 2021, 9:44 am
St Peter's Primary School, Galashiels.
St Peter's Primary School, Galashiels.

A Scottish Borders Council spokesman said that on Tuesday evening, “a single positive Covid-19 case was confirmed within the school community which resulted in the P5/P6 composite class being asked to self-isolate”.

He added: “Late last night, a small number of other positive cases were notified to the school, affecting a number of different class groups.

"At this time it is anticipated the closure will only be in place today.

“All staff and pupils should self-isolate as a precaution until such time as Test and Protect identify the close contacts of the positive cases."

“The school will provide updates to parents as soon as possible, including on home learning arrangements and free school meals.

"Further communication will also follow as soon as possible regarding reopening of the school.​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​”