TWO schools in Musselburgh and one in Haddington have confirmed positive cases of coronavirus.

On Saturday, parents and carers with children at Musselburgh Grammar School were alerted to the news that a person in the school had tested positive.

This is the fourth time the school has reported a positive case - two were confirmed in September and another on November 16.

Then, those with children at Pinkie St Peter’s and Haddington Primary Schools were alerted to news today (Monday) that a person in each school had tested positive.

In all three cases, a number of people have been contacted because they have been in close and sustained contact with the case; both tracking processes are now complete.

These contacts are all now self-isolating and will be for the next 14 days.

East Lothian Council says that all of the schools are safe and remain open.

In a letter from the schools and NHS Lothian, advice is given on what families should do.

Both read: “We have been working closely with NHS Lothian Health Protection Team and following all national guidance.

“If you have not been contacted directly to tell you your child is a close contact, then your child should attend school as normal if they are well.

“Enhanced cleaning and infection control measures are in place in line with national guidance.

“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 or for non-clinical advice call 0800 028 2816.

“Please note that a test should only ever be booked if you or your child has these specific symptoms.

“Remember to stay at home if anyone in the household has symptoms of Covid-19.”