A TEACHER from a private school is in self-isolation amid concerns about coronavirus.

The Brighton College teacher is working from home as a precaution as they visited Asia ten days ago.

The private school, who confirmed the situation this afternoon, said the teacher was not experiencing symptoms.

This comes as schools across Brighton and Hove report cases of self-isolation.

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A primary school has told parents that any absence from school over coronavirus fears will be recorded as "unauthorised".

Bevendean Primary School, in Heath Hill Avenue, Brighton, sent the email to parents this morning.


When Brighton and Hove City Council was asked for the authority's policy on taking children out of school, it replied: “The decision about whether to deal with an absence as authorised or unauthorised rests with individual schools.

“Given Public Health England advice is that schools should remain open, our position is that absence should be treated as unauthorised but we respect this is a decision for individual schools based on their particular circumstances.

"As such, we would support them in this.”