A MEMBER of staff and a gym member have tested positive for Coronavirus at a secondary school in Fair Oak.

Wyvern College have confirmed that the member of staff in maths tested positive after first exhibiting symptoms on Friday, October 2.

The individual had been isolating since Monday, September 28 due to a family illness and the Department of Education has advised that "no further action is required".

This is because no students or staff member was in close contact with them in the 48 hours leading up to the first signs of symptoms.

The school, that has over 1300 pupils, ranging from 11 to 16, has said that a member of the Activate Gym located at the college has also tested positive. 

Staff are said to be working with Public Health England to identify anyone that has been in close contact with the gym member.

Wyvern college is the latest school to be hit by coronavirus after several others in the region returned positive cases including The Romsey School and Cantell School in Southampton. 

In a letter to parents, head teacher, Ben Rule said: "We are working hard to ensure the health, safety and welfare of your children and family.

"We urge students to continue to practise social distancing, good hand and respiratory hygiene and the use of face coverings.

"It is important that we communicate to students with calmness and perspective based upon facts and not upon speculation or conjecture."