A WREXHAM high school staff member has tested positive for coronavirus, it has been confirmed.

The staff member at Rhosnesni High School has gone into self-isolation but the school will remain open and no pupils will need to isolate as well.

Parents were notified of the single confirmed case by the school via text message and on their website.

In a statement posted online, head teacher Mr A Brant said: “School remains open as usual to all students, but we appreciate that our first confirmed COVID-19 case may have caused some anxiety amongst young people and parents. We have taken advice from Wrexham’s Public Protection department and NHS Wales TTP. “

It is said there have no reason to believe that this “isolated case” was transmitted in school.

Mr Brant continues: “Wrexham CBC do not disclose personal details in the event of a confirmed COVID-19 case, but rest assured that we will continue to work closely with Public Health Wales, the Local Authority and the NHS Wales Test, Trace and Protect (TTP) to ensure that all the appropriate measures are in place to protect learners, staff and the wider community.

“The member of staff was not symptomatic in school and has not been present over the past few days. Anybody deemed to have been a ‘close contact’ will be notified by the Test, Trace and Protect team in accordance with Welsh Government guidance.

“Thank you for the kind words and messages of support we have received today.”

A Wrexham Council spokesperson added: "A member of the school community has received a positive test. We can assure parents that all our schools have been issued with the procedures to follow should a member of their school community test positive.

"We are pleased to report that in the small number of schools where this has happened all head teachers have followed those procedures to protect the health and welfare of all at the school.

"Safety remains our priority and we advise parents to continue to encourage their children to follow all the guidelines such as regularly washing hands and social distancing when in and out of school."