Commenting Richard Lyle MSP for Uddingston and Bellshill and Christina McKelvie MSP for Hamilton, Larkhall and Stonehouse said:
"NHS Lanarkshire have confirmed new cases of COVID-19 in Hamilton. The cases include a pupil has tested positive for coronavirus in Holy Cross High School in Hamilton, a staff member in First Steps Nursery School in Hamilton, a pupil in Holycross High School in Hamilton and a staff member in Udston Primary School in Hamilton. Detailed contact tracing has taken place and close contacts of the affected pupil have been advised to self-isolate. The risk from these pupils to the wider school community is assessed as low and the school remains fully open and operational. NHS Lanarkshire have reassured the local community that appropriate measures are being implemented.
"Parents, carers and pupils of affected schools should receive a letter from NHS Lanarkshire with more information. Our offices are also in ongoing communication with NHS Lanarkshire and will monitor the situation as it develops.
“In terms of advice to the wider community, individuals should stay off school and get tested, if they experience any Covid symptoms such as a new and continuous cough, fever, loss of taste or smell, or shortness of breath, even if they are mild. You can find up to date advice on coronavirus in Scotland, and book a test here:"