A HIGH school in Warrington has confirmed that an individual has tested positive for coronavirus.

In a letter sent to parents today, Wednesday, Bridgewater High School in Appleton said that a member of the Year 10 school community had received confirmation that they had contracted the virus.

The individual had already been self-isolating after displaying symptoms and continues to do so.

Because of their swift action, the Broomfields Road school says that protocol has been followed and that there is ‘no need’ to instigate a full track and trace investigation.

In his letter to parents, principal Tim Long said: “We have been informed that a member of our Year 10 school community has tested positive for Covid-19.

“We understand that this may lead to increased anxiety and we wanted to reassure you of the steps we are taking to manage the situation.

“The individual who has tested positive for Covid-19 is self-isolating as advised and had been self-isolating already as a precaution.

“Under protocol therefore, we do not need to instigate a full track and trace.”

The school has also reminded parents and pupils of the importance of monitoring their own health so that early action can be taken if symptoms of coronavirus develop.

The most common symptoms are a new continuous cough, temperature of 37.8 degrees and above and a loss of taste or smell.

If you are showing any of the above symptoms, self-isolate for seven days and book a test by visiting warrington.gov.uk/get-tested-coronavirus