PUPILS have been sent from from Ludlow CE School after a pupil tested positive for Covid-19.

The school have been advised, this morning (Tuesday), that a Year 7 student has been tested positive for Covid-19.

A statement on the school's Facebook page headteacher Paula Hearle said: "We are following the advice from Shropshire's Public Health body, who in turn work with Public Health England, to put in place the measures needed to minimise the spread of the virus.

"All Year 7 students need to return home from school as soon as you are able to collect them this morning.

"They will need to self-isolate for 14 days, starting, from Friday, September 18."

Pupils should only get tested for Covid-19 if they develop symptoms of the virus: a new continuous cough;

a high temperature; a loss of; or change in your normal sense of taste or smell (anosmia).

Other members of your household do not need to self-isolate, unless your child subsequently develops symptoms.

Year 7 students are able to return to school on Friday, October 2.

"The school will be emailing work home via school email accounts from tomorrow (Wednesday)," the school added.

"These can be accessed via the 365 link on the school website. I will shortly send out our protocol for remote-learning to give you guidance on how we will manage this period of home-learning.

"My priority currently is to ensure the safe departure of Year 7 students from the school site.

"We are assured that only Year 7 students need to self-isolate at this time.

"Thank you in advance for your support. I appreciate this will be hugely disruptive to your lives, but we need to minimise the risk of further infection."