A pupil at a school in Yate has tested positive for coronavirus, forcing three year groups into self-isolation.

Children in years 7, 8, and 9 at Culverhill School will need to remain in quarantine until September 25.

On Monday the school announced they had a suspected case of Covid-19, with the positive test result arriving yesterday (Wednesday).

A statment adressed to parents and carers of Key stage three children on the school's website stated: "Following the advice from Public Health England Health protection team your child will need to remain in quarantine for the remainder of the 14 days.

"This means they need to remain in quarantine until and including the 25th of September.

"Advice from PHE South West HPT states 'The house hold of the wider group do not need to self-isolate unless the contact (your child) subsequently develops symptoms'”.

"If anyone in your household develops symptoms you must book a test and let us know the outcome.

"Pupils can return to school on the 28th of September providing they or a member of their household have not developed symptoms.

’Thank you so much for your patience and understanding at this very difficult time."

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