Year 10 pupils at Bassaleg School in Newport must self-isolate for 14 days after a pupil tested positive for coronavirus.

The school has recorded two cases in as many days – yesterday, Year 8 pupils were told to self-isolate at home following a positive Covid-19 test.

In a letter to parents, Bassaleg School's headteacher, Victoria Lambe, said today (Tuesday) all close contacts of the Year 10 case had been identified and were receiving advice.

Pupils outside Year 10 – and Year 8 – who have not been identified in this way can continue to attend the school as normal.

All schools in Wales will break up for the half-term holiday at the end of this week, and most secondary school pupils will stay at home until Monday, November 9 as part of the new 'circuit break' or 'fire break' lockdown rules announced by the Welsh Government.

READ MORE: Everything you need to know about Wales' new circuit-break lockdown

In her letter to parents, Ms Lambe advised parents what to do should their child develop any Covid-19 symptoms.

These are:

  • a new continuous cough
  • a high temperature
  • a loss or change of sense of smell/taste.