TWO students at an Ellesmere Port secondary school have tested positive for coronavirus.

Ellesmere Port Catholic High has confirmed that the Year 7 and Year 8 pupils are currently self-isolating.

Students and staff who were a direct or close contact of the affected pupils have also been told they will need to self-isolate at home.

Headteacher Caroline Vile said: "A student in Year 7 and Year 8 at the school has recently tested positive for Covid-19 and are currently self-isolating for the next 10 days.

"We have worked in partnership with the Council Public Health Team to identify any staff and students who were a direct or close contact of these students when they were in school and have advised them that they will need to self-isolate at home for 14 days."

Coronavirus: Second case confirmed at Ellesmere Port high school as staff member tests positive

An email has been sent to parents and carers reminding them that students must not come into school if they experience any symptoms of Covid-19, which are:

  • A high temperature – this means you feel hot to touch on your chest or back (you do not need to measure your temperature).
  • A new, continuous cough – this means coughing a lot for more than an hour, or three or more coughing episodes in 24 hours (if you usually have a cough, it may be worse than usual).
  • A loss or change to your sense of smell or taste – this means you've noticed you cannot smell or taste anything, or things smell or taste different to normal.

A test can be arranged by visiting or calling 119