A GROUP of students at Rudheath Senior Academy are self-isolating following a confirmed case of coronavirus at the school.

The academy has confirmed to the Guardian that 'very small number' of children who were in contact with the person that tested positive for Covid-19 are now self-isolating.

Parents were informed of the case and students affected were contacted following the confirmed coronavirus case earlier this week.

"There has been a positive case of at the school," said Jack Jevons, business manager at Rudheath Senior Academy.

"It is a very small number of children that have been affected and they are following Public Health England guidance.

"The school has acted swiftly in making sure they have been given information and remote learning is continuing at home."

Students affected are required to self-isolate from 14 days since they were last in contact with the person who tested positive for coronavirus, under Public Health England guidance.

Others in the same household are not required to self-isolate unless they or their child develops symptoms.

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Anyone who develops Covid-19 symptoms should book a test by calling 119 or visiting nhs.uk/coronavirus

More information and guidance can also be found on the NHS website.