Contact tracing is underway at an Ardrossan secondary school after more confirmed cases of coronavirus.

The test and protect team has told a number of individuals to self-isolate at Ardrossan Academy - insisting every measure is being taken to protect staff and pupils.

On October 30, the Herald reported contact tracing was underway at the school after a single case was confirmed.

Multiple schools across North Ayrshire have seen outbreaks in the past week, including in the Garnock Valley, in Saltcoats and on Arran.

A Three Towns primary school has asked three classes to stay at home and isolate until further notice after multiple confirmed cases of coronavirus.

A care home in Kilwinning has also had cases of COVID-19 confirmed.

Lynne McNiven, Joint Director of Public Health, said: "NHS Ayrshire and Arran’s Test & Protect team is conducting contact tracing within Ardrossan Academy in North Ayrshire council area.

"A small number of individuals are being contacted by the Test and Protect team and told to self-isolate at home for 14 days.

"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.

"To respect and maintain patient confidentiality it is not possible to release any further information at this time.

"We would like to remind people of the symptoms of coronavirus (COVID-19): new persistent cough; high temperature; and / or loss of taste and smell. Anyone who develops any of these symptoms should book a test and self-isolate immediately."