A THIRD East Lothian secondary school has received a positive coronavirus test.

Musselburgh Grammar School confirmed yesterday (Monday) that “a person” connected with the school had tested positive for Covid-19.

Colin Gerrie, the secondary school’s headteacher, has already been in touch with parents and carers.

The letter reads: “We are aware of a person in the school who has tested positive for Covid-19.

“We understand that this is a worrying time but would like to reassure you that we are working closely with NHS Lothian Heath Protection Team and following all national guidance.

“A number of people are currently being contacted because they may have been in close and sustained contact with the case and will need to self-isolate.

“They will be given appropriate guidance and advice.

“An update via text will be sent to you as soon as the tracking and tracing process is complete.

“If you are not contacted directly to tell you your child is a close contact, your child should attend school as normal.”

Musselburgh Grammar School becomes the fourth school in East Lothian to record a positive test for Covid-19 in recent weeks.

Previously, Preston Lodge High School in Prestonpans and Knox Academy in Haddington recorded positive tests, as well as Preston Tower Primary School in Prestonpans.

Mr Gerrie added: “Enhanced cleaning and infection control measures are in place in line with national guidance.

“The school is safe and remains open.

“If you have any concerns in the meantime, or if you need to book a Covid-19 test because your child has developed symptoms (high temperature, a new continuous cough and/or a loss or change in sense of smell or taste) please visit the NHS Inform website nhsinform.scot or for non-clinical advice call 0800 028 2816.”

It has not been revealed if the person who recorded the positive test is a pupil or member of staff at Musselburgh Grammar School.