CORONAVIRUS has been confirmed at an Ayr secondary school for the second time in a week.

Kyle Academy is dealing with cases of COVID-19 with a small number of people affected.

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

Close contacts have been identified and advised to self-isolate for 14 days. 

Health bosses have reassured people that every measure is being taken to protect pupils and staff. 

It comes as two South Ayrshire primary schools are dealing with an outbreak of COVID-19. 

A full class at Coylton Primary is self-isolating whilst it is reported a full class at Holmston Primary has also been forced into quarantine. 

Earlier this week it was confirmed that Belmont Academy was also dealing with COVID-19 with NHS Ayrshire and Arran also carrying out track and trace at the Ayr school. 

Joy Tomlinson, Joint Director of Public Health said: "NHS Ayrshire and Arran’s Test and Protect team is currently conducting contact tracing within Kyle Academy in the South Ayrshire Council where a small number of individuals are being told to self-isolate at home for 14 days. 

"In line with our usual approach to protect pupils and staff, any individuals with symptoms are asked to seek testing and self-isolate. This will help us to protect all pupils and staff at the school.

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

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

"We would like to remind people of the symptoms of coronavirus (COVID-19): new persistent cough; high temperature; and / or loss of taste and smell. Anyone who develops any of these symptoms should book a test and self-isolate immediately."

Everyone in Ayrshire and Arran is reminded to remember the FACTS guidance:

F – Face coverings. These should be used in shops and on public transport (buses, trains and taxis)

A – Avoid crowded places.

C – Clean your hands frequently, using water & soap whenever possible.

T – Two metres – observe physical distancing.

S – Self-isolate and book a test if you are suffering from COVID-19 symptoms.