Parents at Christ the King College in Newport have been made aware of what is believed to be a second confirmed case of Covid-19 at the school. 

In a letter sent out today, Christ the King College in Newport announced it will be working closely with Public Health England to ensure the virus doesn't spread among students.

The letter confirms the small number of children who have been in direct prolonged contact with the confirmed case have received an individual letter and will be staying at home for 14 days.

It advises that the school remains open and children should continue to attend if they remain well.

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It has not yet been confirmed whether the positive case came from a student or member of staff.

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The news follows unconnected cases of Covid-19 being confirmed at Cowes Primary School and a nursery in Sandown earlier this month.

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What to do if your child develops Covid-19 symptoms

If your child develops symptoms of Covid-19, they must not go to school and should remain at home for at least 10 days from the date when their symptoms appeared.

Anyone with symptoms will be eligible for testing and this can be arranged via or by calling 119.

All other household members who remain well, must stay at home and not leave the house for 14 days from the day the person became ill.

UPDATE 8.55pm: Statement from Christ the King.

"For clarification, we can confirm the letter sent to parents tonight was in relation to an additional positive covid case; from a member of our support staff.

"To confirm, the only classes affected by this and who have been contacted which regards to isolating are 10K/En2B and 10B/Hi1.

"Students not in these classes are unaffected and should attend school as normal."