An outbreak of coronavirus has been reported at the Police Scotland training college in Tulliallan.

Seven people with links to the College’s driving school have tested positive however the NHS believe that the risk to others attending the facilty remains low.

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Dr Lorna Watson, a public health consultant at NHS Fife, said: “We appreciate that students and staff attending the Police Scotland college at Tulliallan may be concerned, however, there is no indication of further transmission of Covid-19 at the facility and we believe the risk of contracting coronavirus remains low.

“As part of the Test and Protect programme, we have systems in place to identify close contacts of positive cases quickly to reduce the opportunity for the virus to spread further.

“This is a tried and tested method of breaking the chains of transmission for communicable viruses such as Covid-19.”

Assistant Chief Constable Alan Speirs said “We have robust measures in place to help stop the spread of coronavirus. The cases relate to our driving training facility and there is no evidence of transmission within the wider college.”

The Scottish Police Federation Chairman David Hamilton said: “We have been warning of the dangers of complacency within Police Scotland for a number of weeks now- particularly in relation to basic protective measures such as mask wearing.