PUPILS at a Newport school have been asked to isolate after a positive coronavirus case.

Students in Year 7 at St Joseph's RC High School are being asked to self isolate until Friday, December 4, as a result of the positive case.

Those impacted should not return to school until Monday, December 7.

In a letter sent to parents, headteacher Jackie Jarrett said: "You are aware of all the measures we have put in place to minimise the risk of transmission of Covid-19.

"I want to reassure you that we will continue to be vigilant and do all we can to provide the safest possible environment for our school community.


Parents are asked to be on the lookout for coronavirus symptoms including a new continuous cough, a high temperature and a loss of taste and smell.

To reduce the risk of spreading coronavirus, people should:

  • wash hands with soap and water often – do this for at least 20 seconds
  • use hand sanitiser gel if soap and water are not available
  • wash hands as soon as they get home
  • cover their mouth and nose with a tissue or sleeve (not their hands) when they cough or sneeze
  • put used tissues in the bin immediately and washing hands afterwards