A child at a primary school in Irvine has tested positive for coronavirus.

Parents, carers and staff at Woodlands Primary School in close contact with the child have been contacted by NHS Ayrshire and Arran's Test and Protect team.

Parents at Kilwinning Academy were contacted earlier this week after a positive COVID-19 case was confirmed at the secondary school.

Yesterday, there were 14 new confirmed positive coronavirus tests in NHS Ayrshire and Arran.

Families contacted because their child is a close contact of somebody with COVID-19 do not need to book a test but must isolate for 14 days.

Dr Crawford McGuffie, the health board's medical director, said: "NHS Ayrshire and Arran’s Health Protection Team is carrying out COVID-19 contact tracing around one primary school and one secondary school in North Ayrshire.

"These individuals are being contacted by the Test and Protect team and told to self-isolate at home for 14 days.

"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 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."