PUPILS and staff at Tushingham Primary School are being asked to self-isolate after a teacher tested positive for Covid-19.

The teacher is currently also self-isolating following the positive test along with any other teachers and pupils who have been in contact.

Not all pupils are affected though, only those in direct contact with the teacher in question.

Kathleen Shephard, executive headteacher at the school, urged anyone with Covid-19 symptoms to stay home and arrange a test.

"A member of staff at Tushingham Primary School has recently tested positive for Covid-19 and is currently self-isolating for the next 10 days," said Mrs Shephard.

"Following advice from the council’s Public Health Team we have identified any staff and pupils who were a direct or close contact of the staff member when they were in school and have advised them that they will need to self-isolate at home for the next 14 days.

"Those pupils who have not been advised to self-isolate will not have been in contact with the case and do not need to do anything further.

"We’d like to remind our pupils and staff who experience any symptoms of Covid-19 (high temperature, a new continuous cough or a loss or change to your sense of smell or taste) to stay at home and arrange a test by visiting www.nhs.uk or calling 119."