A SECONDARY school near Hereford is the lastest school to confirm a coronavirus case.

St Mary's RC High School in Lugwardine said a member of its school community had tested positive for Covid-19, but did not say if this was a teacher or student.

In a letter to parents, headteacher Stuart Weston said a "small number" of students were now having to self-isolate for 14 days.

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He said: "We have been made aware of a member of our school community who has tested positive for Covid-19.

"We know that you may find this concerning but we are continuing to monitor the situation and are working closely with Public Health England.

"This letter is to inform you of the current situation and provide advice on how to support your child. Please be reassured that for most people, coronavirus (Covid-19) will be a mild illness."


He added: "The small number of children who have been in close contact with the individual who has tested positive for coronavirus (Covid-19) have received a letter informing them that they must stay at home for 14 days.

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

On Friday morning it was confirmed a school for students with special educational needs had closed for two weeks after confirming coronavirus within the community.

It now means almost 20 schools have had confirmed cases since September.