NHS Forth Valley has identified a wedding as one of three instances where coronavirus was potentially able to spread within its estate in recent weeks.

The health board published details in its latest board meeting papers of several incidents where action was required due to individuals testing positive for Covid-19.

According to the papers: "Following a wedding held in the Spiritual Centre [at Forth Valley Royal Hospital] for an end of life inpatient, a member of the immediate wedding party was confirmed as Covid-19 positive.

"Three members of staff, who participated closely with the wedding are now self-isolating on the advice from NHS FV Health Protection Team.

"A review of the situation highlighted that the event was well managed and low risk."

Another incident was recorded, which took place within unit three of Falkirk Community Hospital, where two patients were identified as Covid-19 positive.

The papers said: "The unit was closed, and control measures implemented whilst investigations were undertaken, these highlight that a situation had occurred in the laboratory which caused contamination of the samples.

"Further testing was undertaken and all cases were confirmed negative."

And Ward A22 at Forth Valley Royal Hospital was also temporarily closed due to the potential transmission of the virus.

The papers said: "One patient and later a staff member from the ward was confirmed positive for Covid-19.

"As a precautionary measure the ward was closed and all staff and patients were screened. All results were negative."

A spokesperson for NHS Forth Valley told the Advertiser: "Robust measures are in place across all of our healthcare premises to help prevent the spread of infections, including Covid-19.

"This includes ongoing monitoring to identify any potential or suspected cases as quickly as possible so that action can be taken to protect the health of local patients and staff.

"We will continue to do everything possible to prevent and control the spread of infection and ensure we follow the latest national guidance, best practice and learning from any previous cases to help us achieve this."