A CASE of coronavirus has been confirmed at North Berwick High School, its first since the pandemic began.

Parents and carers with children at the school were alerted to the news this afternoon (Wednesday).

However, following a risk assessment by NHS Lothian’s Health Protection Team, it has been confirmed that the case has not been at school while they have been infectious.

It is not known if the positive case was a staff member or pupil at the school.

People who have been in direct contact with the confirmed case have been contacted and asked to stay at home for 14 days.

The school remains open and those who have not been contacted have been told they should continue to attend school if they remain well.

The case at North Berwick High School follows cases at four of the county’s other high schools – Preston Lodge High School in Prestonpans, Musselburgh Grammar School, Knox Academy in Haddington, and Ross High School in Tranent.

Dunbar Grammar School is now the only high school in East Lothian to have not recorded a positive case of coronavirus so far.

Cases of Covid-19 have also been recorded at Haddington Primary School, Preston Tower Primary School and St Mary’s Nursery in Haddington.