EDUCATION bosses say there has been no evidence of coronavirus spreading at Peebles High School.

As reported on Friday, a pupil is self-isolating at home after testing positive for COVID-19.

But this week Scottish Borders Council (SBC) has offered reassurance to parents.

A spokesperson said: "Parents of pupils at Peebles High School are being reassured that it remains a safe place for their children to be following a positive COVID-19 case within the school community last week.

"All relevant close contacts have been contacted and advised to self-isolate in line with NHS Test and Protect protocols.

"There has been no evidence of the virus spreading in the school.

"SBC is advising parents and carers that there is no reason for pupils to be absent from school unless they have specifically been asked to self-isolate by NHS Test and Protect staff or are showing any of the COVID-19 symptoms.

"These are a new persistent cough, temperature/fever (37.8C or higher) and/or loss or change in ability to taste or smell."