Public health officials are investigating a coronavirus cluster at university student accommodation.
NHS Lothian said a number of people have tested positive at Edinburgh Napier University’s Bainfield student accommodation.
The health board’s health protection team is tracing contacts and advising them to self-isolate for two weeks but has stressed the university remains open.
NHS Lothian said in a statement: “NHS Lothian’s health protection team are investigating a cluster of cases who have tested positive for Covid-19 in Edinburgh Napier University’s Bainfield student accommodation.
“To respect and maintain patient confidentiality, no further details will be released.
“The health protection team are contacting individuals and any close contacts living in university accommodation.
“Appropriate advice and guidance to self-isolate is being provided. Enhanced cleaning and safety measures are already in place in the university in line with national guidance.
“If someone has been in close contact with a confirmed case, they will be contacted and given advice about what they should do.
“If you have been contacted regarding these cases by NHS Lothian you should isolate for 14 days even if you do not develop any symptoms.
“You do not need to be tested unless you become symptomatic with either a new and continuous cough, a fever, a loss or change in smell or taste.
“The university remains open and operational as normal. All students and staff who have not been asked to self-isolate should continue to attend as normal.”
A spokesman for the university declined to add to the NHS statement.
Meanwhile, a Highland hotel has shut after being linked to a coronavirus cluster.
NHS Highland said four cases of Covid-19 have been identified in the Kinlochleven community, all linked to the MacDonald Hotel.
The health board said the hotel has been closed, all staff have been advised to self-isolate for 14 days and contact tracing is being carried out.
Dr Tim Allison, director of public health with NHS Highland, said: “We appreciate that this will be causing anxiety within the local community but please be reassured that investigations so far have seen no evidence of wider community spread.”