MORE Covid-19 cases have been reported at Largs Academy during the past week.

A letter from NHS Ayrshire and Arran was sent out to parents after a fifth year pupil tested positive for coronavirus.

Pupils who were in close proximity have been told to self-isolate until November 19 as a precaution.

However, another letter was sent out on Monday after another case was identified telling parents track and trace was under way.

In the letter, Dr Joy Tomlinson, Interim Director of Public Health said: "NHS Ayrshire & Arran’s Health Protection Team is conducting a contact tracing exercise in relation to a confirmed case of Coronavirus (COVID-19) infection. The risk to pupils is very low.

"Close contacts are being contacted by the NHS Ayrshire & Arran’s Test and Protect Team and told to self-isolate at home for 14 days.

"If your child is contacted by our Test and Protect Team to let them know they are a close contact of somebody with COVID-19, they do not need a test, but must isolate for 14 days.

"If you are not contacted by our Test and Protect Team, this means that your child has not been identified as a contact and therefore is not at increased risk.

"We appreciate this is a very worrying time. However, we would like to assure you that every measure is being taken to protect pupils, their families and staff. If you are concerned that you or your child may have been in contact with a confirmed case, please contact our Health Protection team on 01292 885858 (Option 1).

"We would like to remind people of the symptoms of Coronavirus (COVID-19): new cough; high temperature (37.8 or above); and / or loss of taste and smell.

"Anyone who develops any of these symptoms should self-isolate immediately and contact NHS 24 on 111 or via their website to book a test. If your child develops COVID-19 symptoms and they are ill or you are worried about their health you can also call NHS 24 on 111 for medical help.

"It is important to note that if you have been in close contact with a confirmed COVID-19 case then you will still need to self-isolate for 14 days, regardless of the result of any test."