A FLINTSHIRE primary school has identified a case of coronavirus within the site.

Pupils in year 3 and 4 who have had close contacts of the confirmed case at Sandycroft CP School have now been told to self-isolate for 14 days.

It has not been confirmed whether a pupil or staff member tested positive for the virus.

Claire Homard, Flintshire Council’s chief officer for education and youth, said: “The county council has been informed of and is advising on a confirmed case of COVID-19 at Sandycroft CP School.

“The school has followed all the appropriate protocols and engaged with the NHS Test, Trace and Protect (TTP) Team and the Council’s Environmental Health Team.

“Pupils and staff identified as close contacts of the confirmed case have been informed and are now self-isolating for 14 days in line with national guidance. This advice relates only to the Year 3 and 4 cohort at the current time.

“The school remains open and it is not necessary for any other child to self-isolate, stay away from school or to be tested, unless they are advised to do so by the TTP team or if they develop symptoms of COVID-19.

“Parents are encouraged to remain calm but vigilant and not send their child to school if they are unwell. If a parent believes their child is showing symptoms of COVID-19 they should book a test by going to https://gov.wales/apply-coronavirus-covid-19-test.”

The news follows other cases identified in Flintshire schools of recent days - including Ewloe Green Primary School, Saltney Wood Memorial School and St John the Baptist VA School in Penymynydd.