A PRIMARY school has confirmed a member of the school community has tested positive for Covid-19.

The individual, from Springhill Catholic Primary School in Milton Road, Southampton, is said to be in Year 2.

The school, which has over 600 pupils, is working closely with Public Health England to monitor the situation.

Children who have been in close contact with the individual have received letters informing them that they must self isolate for 14 days.

Headteacher, Patricia Phelan, said in a letter to parents: "We know that you may find this concerning but we are continuing to monitor the situation.

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

A member of the school community at Priestlands School in Pennington has also tested positive with coronavirus.

According to head teacher Peter Main only a small number of those who had been in close contact with the person had been asked to self-isolate.

The school had another case on October 29 but it was during half term and no action was need, he said.