ANOTHER school in Herefordshire has said one of its pupils has tested positive for coronavirus.

But despite the confirmed Covid-19 cases, health officials has said there is no need for any other students to self-isolate.

Brockhampton Primary School, near Bromyard, said in a letter to parents all other pupils should still go to school as normal.

This is because the child was not in school when they were considered "contagious".

Headteacher Matthew Mander said said he was told by the Department for Education (DfE) and Public Health England (PHE) the school should be open as normal to all year groups from Thursday, and all children school attend.

He said as the reception child’s test was taken on Monday, October 12, and the child was only considered “contagious” for up to two days prior to the test, there was no further action required as they were last in school on October 9.

He added: "Many thanks for your patience and understanding today following the news that one of our families in reception has had a positive test result for Covid-19.

"Although isolating, the family are all safe and well and I know you will join me in wishing them all the best for the next two weeks.

"I am writing to explain what this positive result means for the children in Reception, their siblings and the school as a whole.

"I have spoken at length this morning, in accordance with guidance, to the Department for Education (DfE) and Public Health England (PHE)."


The school on the Bromyard Downs, which had 146 pupils in 2017, said issues with confirmed coronavirus cases will continue.

"As we all continue to adapt and adjust to the ongoing pandemic, it seems clear that issues like this are going to continue for some time and I believe all we can do is keep dealing with each situation on its own merits," he added.

"Government guidance though is very clear: decisions regarding which 'bubbles' or individuals need to remain at home and isolate are made by the DfE and PHE and not by the schools themselves.

"Should we have more positive results, we will register them with the DfE and PHE and they will tell the school what action should be taken."

So far, other schools to have confirmed cases of the virus include Whitecross Hereford High School, Hereford Cathedral School and John Kyrle High School in Ross-on-Wye.