Events cancelled as town’s Covid rate rises

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A number of planned social events have been cancelled amid concerns surrounding a ‘rapid’ rise in Covid-19 cases in Kintyre.

On Wednesday, Campbeltown Grammar School (CGS) revealed that a further four pupils have tested positive for the virus this week, bringing the total to 10 students – four in S1, two in S2, three in S3 and one in S6.

Sam Stewart, acting headteacher, reassured parents and members of the community that close contacts of the pupils had been identified and that the school continues to liaise with the relevant authorities.

She added: ‘A reminder that due to the rise in cases in Campbeltown and within the CGS community, we are asking as much as possible for young people to self-test more regularly this week.

‘Please don’t hesitate to contact us should you require further lateral flow test kits.

‘We continue to ensure all are adhering to the safety measures and mitigations in CGS to keep one another as safe as possible.’

In a social media post this week, Campbeltown Medical Practice wrote: ‘With the rapid increase in Covid-19 positive cases in and around the Campbeltown area, may we please remind patients if you are experiencing any Covid symptoms or have been identified as a close contact, please do not attend the surgery.

‘Please book a PCR test and self-isolate until you receive the results.’