A WINCHESTER school has confirmed a positive case of coronavirus.

Kings’ School, in Romsey Road, wrote to parents and carers on Thursday to inform them about the case.

The school has been in contact with Public Health England and the Department for Education and, following their risk assessment, "they are confident that the individual was not in school during their infectious period".

Acting headteacher Rob Jeckells said: “We know that you may find this information concerning but you should be assured that the school has taken appropriate advice and there is no further action required of the school. We are continuing to monitor the situation, working closely with Public Health England.”

He added: “Kings’ School remains open and your child should continue to attend if they remain well. The information below is a reminder of relevant information for all parents, given the current national situation.”

Mr Jeckells said that if a child develops symptoms of Covid-19, they must not come to school and should remain at home for at least 10 days from the date when their symptoms appeared.

Anyone with one or more of the most common symptoms of Covid-19 will be eligible for testing and this can be arranged via https://www.nhs.uk/ask-for-a-coronavirus-test or by calling 119.

All other household members who remain well, must stay at home and not leave the house for 14 days. This includes anyone in your ‘support bubble’.