TWO children have been taken out of primary school amid coronavirus concerns.

The pupils at St Luke’s Primary, Brighton, have been taken out of the Queen's Park Rise school after a parent was told she may have the virus by the health service.

However, the “unwell” parent was told by 111 that she was not going to be tested for the disease, called Covid-19.

The children who attend the in school are now also feeling unwell and have been taken out the classrooms “as a precaution”.

The government’s strategy is to prioritise testing for those most at risk of severe illness from the virus.

It says that those in hospital care for pneumonia or acute respiratory illness will be priority and those in the community with a fever or cough “do not usually need testing”.

A spokesman for St Luke’s Primary School said: “One parent is feeling unwell and 111 advised it sounded like it could be the virus but they are not going to test her.

“The children are mildly unwell and staying off as a precaution.”

This comes after the number of coronavirus cases in Brighton and Hove rose to ten.

At least one patient is currently being treated at the Royal Sussex County Hospital.