A SECONDARY school in Herefordshire is introducing new rules after a number of students tested positive for coronavirus.

Kingstone High School, near Hereford, said in a letter to parents that a "number of students have tested positive for Covid-19 and are currently isolating".

Executive headteacher David Bennett said the situation was being monitored, and the school was working closely with the public health team in Herefordshire and were following all the government advice. 

"The safety of the children and staff that attend our school and their families is our priority," he said in the letter on Thursday (September 16).

As a precautionary measure, new rules at the school were brought in.

All staff and students have been asked to wear face coverings in corridors and the dining room, and students must go to school in their PE kit when they have PE.

Mr Bennett reminded students and parents to continue twice-weekly lateral flow coronavirus tests, and to maintain good hygiene.

Anyone with coronavirus symptoms, such as a cough, temperature or a change in their sense of smell or taste, should book a laboratory-processed PCR test.