Highland Council response to increase of Covid-19 in Grantown

The Highland Council is working with NHS Highland / Public Health Protection Team and other partners in a joint approach to tackle the situation in Grantown and to support people affected in the area.

Deshar Primary Nursery in Boat of Garten is closed at present but the Primary School remains open.

The nursery was closed until 8 September on the advice of Public Health as part of their Test and Protect investigation.

All Highland Council educational settings are following rigorous controls including enhanced cleaning, and hand hygiene, and the wearing of face coverings in Secondary Schools in corridors and at break out times.

Highland Schools are following Scottish Government national guidelines, and individuals should follow the FACTS guidance:

  • Face coverings in enclosed spaces
  • Avoid crowded places
  • Clean hands and surfaces regularly
  • Two metre distancing; and
  • Self-isolate and book a test if you have symptoms.

The Council’s Environmental Health team are liaising with businesses in the area with possible connections to positive Covid19 cases to check the Covid19 controls in place at the business.

The Environmental Health team is happy to provide advice to any businesses that have queries on the Covid-19 guidance and recommend businesses email queries to envhealth@highland.gov.uk This address can also be used by members of the public if they wish to raise concerns on Covid-19 controls at an establishment they have visited.

If anyone requires to self-isolate and they need support, e.g. with food supplies or financial assistance, they should contact the Council’s Freephone Helpline on 0300 303 1362. People wishing to volunteer their help should also contact this number.

3 Sep 2020