PUPILS have been advised to self-isolate after a positive coronavirus case has been confirmed at a Wrexham school.

The Maelor School in Penley confirmed at 8.20am on Thursday morning they were informed that a pupil who attended the school last on October 12 had tested positive for Covid-19.

It is believed they contracted the virus from a community contact and not at the school.

A spokesman for the school tweeted: “Following the guidance passed to us from the Welsh Government we contacted the local authority public protection team. They have told us that we must isolate the bubble (Year 7) and the bus (Pat's Coaches Bus S) that the young person travelled on for 14 days from last Monday.

“Pupils were informed and we are grateful for the many parents who were able to pick their children up at such short notice. A letter containing details of what this isolation will mean will be emailed to parents of year 7 and the bus later this morning.

“Pupils in different year groups or those on different buses are not affected and should continue to attend school as normal. Staff who also taught the pupil on Monday have also been asked to isolate.

“We will be starting to populate the online work over the next day or two, this can be found at https://www.maelorschool.org.uk/online-learning/.”