St Mary's primary school in Yate have sent children home to isolate after a a supply teacher tested positive for coronavirus.

In a letter to parents, executive headteacher, Mr Spens said: "We have been advised that there has been a single confirmed case of Covid-19 within St Mary’s, a supply teacher had contact with staff and children in two classes.

"Thankfully, the supply teacher is not currently unwell".

The school confirmed they have followed Public Health England guidance and are continuing to work closely with them and South Gloucestershire Council’s public health and education teams following the decision to close both classes until Monday, November 23.

Both bubbles will return to school on Tuesday, November 24, 14 days after they may have had contact with the confirmed case.

The rest of the school remains open.

If your child develops symptoms of Covid-19, you should arrange for your child to be tested through the NHS online portal or by calling 119.

All members of your household should then isolate for as long as you are advised to do so.

Tests should not be requested unless children develop symptoms.