A JUNIOR school told pupils and staff to self-isolate for 14 days after a child tested positive for Covid-19.

The order was issued to all people within the ill pupil’s “bubble” at Ocklynge School in Eastbourne.

Headteacher Jon Reynard shared the news in a letter to parents last week, seen by the BBC.

He said the infection had “not been contracted through school” and the Public Health England advice was being followed.

Mr Reynard added that the school is “being very cautious in advising all those children who were in the same bubble group this week and last to self-isolate and get tested if they show symptoms”.

From June 1, the Government asked “primary schools in England to welcome back children in key transition years – nursery, reception, year 1 and year 6”.