YEAR SIX children at a Dinas Powys school have been told to self-isolate for 14 days after the school were informed of a positive Covid-19 case in one of their classes.

The positive case was at Dinas Powys Primary School's junior site on September 3 and September 4, and they have been identified by the test, trace and protect system.

Teachers have told parents of the children who need to self-isolate that they will be in touch today to discuss options for distanced learning.

Pupils at the school only returned, in line with the rest of Wales, last week.

A Vale council spokesman said: "The NHS Wales Test, Trace and Protect system has confirmed one positive case of Covid-19 at Dinas Powys Primary School.

“The school and council have been working closely with Public Health Wales to undertake a comprehensive risk assessment of the situation. As a consequence, staff and pupils in the respective year group have been asked to self-isolate for a period of 14 days. The school will remain open to other year groups.

“In addition to social distancing and safety measures in place, a deep clean of the school has been carried out. Test Trace and Protect officers are also carrying out all necessary follow-on activity.”