Two pupils at Malmesbury School have been placed in self-isolation as a precaution against Coronavirus.

Neither student has been diagnosed as contracting the virus but have isolated themselves at home to look out for symptoms.

A letter sent out by the director of Public Health for Wiltshire Council stated: "We can confirm that two pupils at Malmesbury School (Secondary) have been placed in self-isolation.

"This has been carried out as a precautionary measure only. They are currently well and I can reassure you that neither pupil has been diagnosed as having contracted the virus to date.

"Malmesbury School remains open as usual. Please be assured that the risk of infection very low and there is currently no public health reason for the school to close.

"These pupils are being asked to isolate themselves at home and look out for relevant symptoms such as cough, fever, shortness of breath. Should they develop symptoms within 14 days they will be assessed and tested.

"All other students and staff members can go about their day-to-day activities as normal.

"I am working very closely with the school and we will of course keep you informed if the situation changes."

On Sunday, St Mary's Primary School headteacher Jo Woolley confirmed that a staff member at the Tetbury school had tested positive for the Coronavirus.

St Mary's Primary School will be closed today and Tuesday, with the hope of re-opening on Wednesday.

A deep clean of the school was carried out on Saturday.

It was also announced that a second person from the county has also tested positive for the virus, with Gloucestershire County Council confirming the cases are linked with both people becoming infected in Northern Italy.

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