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We have been made aware that some parents/carers have been advised, through the phone hotline to book a PCR test, that children who are contacts should not have a PCR test. This is incorrect advice in Scotland. Any member of staff or a pupil who is a contact of a positive case is required to organise a PCR test.

If anyone is having difficulty booking a test on the phone, they should try booking a test on the UK Gov website (https://www.gov.uk/get-coronavirus-test), and the parent/carer should choose the option when asked: “Why are you asking for a test”: I’ve been in contact with someone who’s tested positive for coronavirus and “I found out in another way that I’m a contact (England, Wales and Scotland only)”