ANOTHER person has been told to go into isolation over fears of coronavirus at a city secondary school.

The person from the "school community" at Varndean School has been advised to self-isolate by health chiefs.

School headteacher William Deighan sent an email to parents about the possible case.

It is the fifth school to report a possible case of coronavirus in Brighton and Hove.


There were four more confirmed cases of coronavirus in the city yesterday.

In the email, headteacher Mr Deighan said: “We have been informed that a person from our school community has been advised by Public Health England to self-isolate for 14 days after coming into contact with a potential coronavirus case.

“I appreciate it may be concerning that someone has been told to ‘self-isolate’, however, this is a purely precautionary measure to help reduce the risk of the virus spreading.

"As part of self-isolation the person is not in school.

"Those who have been told to “self-isolate” are being asked to avoid other people and stay at home and not go to work or school.

"During this time, they will be supported by Public Health England, who are monitoring them and will undertake further testing if they show any symptoms of the virus, and provide any further care needed.”