TWO positive Covid-19 tests from Christ the King College in Newport are not thought to be linked, officials at the school have confirmed.

A second person with the virus was announced yesterday (Monday), and later revealed to be a member of the support staff.

The first case was revealed on Tuesday, September 22, when a pupil was found to have tested positive.

Students who came into contact with the pair have been subsequently asked to self-isolate, under Covid-19 rules.

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A spokesperson for Christ the King College said: "We can confirm a second positive Covid-19 case at Christ the King College.

"As far as the school can ascertain the two cases are not linked.

"The college has followed the advice and guidance provided by the Department of Education and Public Health England.

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"Our thoughts continue to be with the families directly affected and we are supporting all children who are not in school at the moment. Health and safety is our top priority"

Christ the King has a comprehensive risk assessment protocol in place and since the beginning of term has implemented a range of measures to reduce the risk for students and staff.

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.