A NUMBER of pupils at Ysgol Gyfun Aberaeron have been asked to self-isolate for 10 days following the confirmation of a Covid-19 case at the school, Ceredigion County Council have announced this morning.

A spokesperson said all confirmed contacts of the positive case must remain at home for 10 days to reduce the possible spread of the virus to family, friends and the wider community.

“The pupils will be taught remotely for this period,” she added. “The parents of all these pupils have been contacted by the school.

The council urges all parents to refer their children for a test if they develop any of the symptoms, which are:

• a high temperature

• a new continuous cough

• a loss or change to sense of smell or taste.

Parents should also be aware of other symptoms early on, such as headaches, tiredness and general aches and pains usually associated with the flu.

The spokesperson added: “Although the level of cases is low, coronavirus has not gone away. Please follow the guidelines.

• Keep a 2m social distance from each other when out and about – indoors and outdoors;

• Wash your hands regularly;

• Wear a face mask in indoor public places, shops and on public transport.

You can apply for a test on https://gov.wales/apply-coronavirus-covid-19-test or by phoning 119.

The council said no further details would be provided regarding the matter.