ONE pupil from Wellington School remains in self-isolation as coronavirus continues to spread across the country.

The school has issued an update following the Easter break which saw some pupils leave the UK.

Two pupils and a staff member were given advice to self isolate after returning from a school trip.

The staff member has returned to the school after receiving negative test results, likewise one of the pupils has also been given the all clear.

The pupil who remains in isolation is not currently displaying any symptoms.

Headmaster Eugene du Toit said: “I can confirm that we have one pupil who is self-isolating away from school, but displaying no symptoms.

"A member of staff was self-isolating and tested, which came back negative, therefore, the member of staff has now returned to school.

"We have set out clear guidance for pupils over the Easter holiday.

“I fully understand that there may be anxiety for those who are travelling outside the UK, both boarding and day pupils during the Easter break."

The school’s policy regarding those travelling at Easter (or at any other time) follows the guidelines stipulated by Public Health England and the Boarding Schools’ Association.

The school has created a comprehensive flow chart detailing precise guidance for all pupils and staff.

The steps that have been taken are precautionary and in line with government advice.

Mr du Toit added: "“I am grateful for the support from parents, pupils and staff with this ever-changing situation. It is our intention to keep the community fully informed, and ensure that all in our community are safe. Daily updates are sent to parents and information is continually updated on the website.

We remain committed to ensuring that every measure is taken to protect the welfare of the Wellington community."

Queen's College has confirmed that a student, who had been self-isolating after returning from a category two area of Northern Italy, has tested negative for COVID-19.

A spokesman said all parents and staff had been issued with the Government’s COVID-19 guidance for educational settings.

“There are no other suspected cases at this time,” he added.