Kilwinning Academy parents have been sent letters warning of a confirmed case of COVID-19.

A letter to parents and carers advised the test and protect team were now conducting a contact tracing exercise and would potentially be in touch after a confirmed case. 

The letter said: "NHS Ayrshire and Arran's Health Protection Team is conducting a contact tracing exercise in relation to a confirmed coronavirus infection. The risk to pupils is very low.

"Close contacts are being contacted by the Test and Protect team and told to self isolate at home for 14 days. If your child is contacted by our Test and Protect contact 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 your are not contacted by our Test and Protect contact tracing team, this means that your child has not been identified as a contact and therefore are not at increased risk.

"We appreciate this is a very worrying time. However we would like to assure people that every measure is being taken to protect pupils and staff.

It added: "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."