A small number of students are self-isolating after a case of COVID-19 was confirmed at a school in Hereford.

The case was confirmed at Hereford Academy and all students that have been in close contact with the individual have been asked to self-isolate.

A letter sent to parents said:

“We have been made aware of a member of our school community has tested positive for COVID 19.

“There are no concerns around attending the Academy and there were no symptoms whilst the student 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. This letter is to inform you of the current situation and provide advice on how to support your child. Please be reassured that for most people, coronavirus (COVID-19) will be a mild illness.

“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 10 days.

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