Hereford Academy has confirmed that students are self-isolating after a case of COVID-19 was confirmed at the school.

With cases high across South Wye, the news of a third case of the virus at the school will cause parents concern but the school has said it’s confident this isn’t an outbreak.

A letter sent to parents said:

“To re-assure this is a different year group to the previous single case and there is, therefore, no concerns around attending the Academy.

“There were no symptoms whilst students attended school, therefore, this is a precautionary measure. This case is treated as a single case by Public Health England.

“We know that you may find this concerning but we are continuing to monitor the situation and are working closely with Public Health England.

“The small number of children who have been in close contact with the individual who has tested positive for coronavirus (COVID-19) have received a letter informing them that their child must stay at home for 14 days.

“The school remains open and your child should continue to attend as normal if they remain well.”