ANOTHER school pupil is self-isolating after coming into contact with someone diagnosed with coronavirus.

Our Lady of Sion Junior School in Worthing said a child had been taken home from school yesterday due to "potential exposure to the coronavirus" in a letter to parents.

In an update sent out today, headmaster Simon Orchard said the risk to staff and pupils is "minimal to negligible".

"We will keep in contact with the child’s family over the next week and, if the situation develops, pass this information on to you," he wrote.

"In any case, we will confirm with you whether symptoms have developed at the end of the self-isolation period on February 18.

"I am sure all our thoughts are with the child’s family and everyone else affected at this distressing time."

The Argus has contacted Our Lady of Sion for comment.

The school is the first in Worthing and the 11th in Sussex linked to the coronavirus outbreak.

So far there have been five confirmed cases of coronavirus in Brighton.