Garnock Community Campus is dealing with new cases of COVID-19 infections whilst NHS continues to assess the extent of infections in the school.

The health board is currently undertaking a risk assessment to identify children and staff who may have been in contact with confirmed cases.

NHS Ayrshire and Arran are currently undertaking a track and trace operation at the school, with parents and pupils informed of infections.

Health bosses have reassured people that everything is being done to ensure the protection of all children and staff. 

Lynne McNiven, Director of Public Health for NHS Ayrshire and Arran said: "NHS Ayrshire & Arran’s Test & Protect team, along with North Ayrshire Council, can confirm that contact tracing is being carried out within Garnock Community Campus, following confirmed cases of Coronavirus (COVID-19) infection.  

"We have undertaken a careful risk assessment to identify any children and staff who may have had contact with the confirmed cases. The individuals and their households are being contacted and told to self-isolate and book a test.  

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

"The school continues to be supported through regular conversations between Education leads within North Ayrshire Council and the NHS Ayrshire & Arran’s Health Protection team.  

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

People living in Ayrshire and Arran are reminded to follow the current guidelines and FACTS to help stop the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19) in our communities. 

Rapid COVID-19 testing is now available for people without symptoms in Ayrshire please visit for information on testing sites available near you. 

The local vaccination programme continues to invite Ayrshire residents forward for their COVID-19 vaccine.

The vaccine offers the best level of protection against the virus and we encourage everyone to take the opportunity when it’s their turn.

At the moment the 30 to 39 year old age group are being welcomed to appointments at locations around Ayrshire.

If you are aged 40 or over and have not received your vaccine appointment for your first dose please call 0800 030 8013 available 8am - 8pm, seven days a week.