TWO classes of primary school children are in self-isolation after contact with a positive case.

Pupils in Year 6 of Coldean Primary School, Brighton, have been told to stay at home for 14 days after a positive case within the classrooms was confirmed. 

The children at the school in Kenwards had been in lessons for only three days before being told yesterday that they must self-isolate for two weeks.

Parents have been left arranging emergency childcare after receiving the email from the school. 

A Brighton and Hove City Council spokeswoman said: “We can confirm that two Year 6 classes and associated staff members at Coldean School are currently self-isolating for 14 days (from September 8) following a single case of Covid 19.”

The pupils, between the ages of 10 and 11, must remain at a single address for the time period, as per government guidelines. 

They should not have visitors, including friends and family, unless they are providing emergency or medical assistance. 

They must not go to school, or visit public areas and should not go shopping. 

In England, you must only exercise within your home or garden. You cannot leave your home to walk your dog. 

The NHS guidance says symptoms of coronavirus in children include a high temperature, a new, continuous cough and a loss or change to sense of smell or taste.

A spokesman said: “If your child has any of the main symptoms of coronavirus, get a test to check if they have coronavirus as soon as possible.

“Stay at home and do not have visitors until you get the test result – only leave your home to have a test.

“Anyone you live with, and anyone in your support bubble, must also stay at home until you get the result.”