Anglesey Council can confirm that one pupil attending Ysgol y Borth, in Menai Bridge, and one pupil attending Ysgol Llanfechell have tested positive for Coronavirus.

Parents and staff have today (Tuesday, September 15th) been informed and issued with guidance provided by Public Health Wales.

NHS Wales Test, Trace, Protect has been informed of the confirmed cases and relevant staff and pupils are now being told to self-isolate for 14 days.

They have also been advised to remain alert for any symptoms of the virus, including new or continuous cough, a high temperature or a loss of or change to sense of smell or taste.

Those advised to self-isolated should book a Coronavirus test if they develop any of these symptoms, even if they are mild:

A test can be booked by phoning 119 or through the online portal:

Anglesey’s Chief Executive, Annwen Morgan, said: “We would like to send our best wishes for a speedy recovery to both these young children. Our thoughts are with them; their families and both school communities at this difficult time.

“We are working closely with both schools; Public Health Wales and NHS Wales Test, Trace and Protect to ensure that all the appropriate measures are in place to protect pupils, staff and the wider community.

“Contact tracing is underway and if anyone is identified as a contact of a confirmed case of COVID-19, a contact advisor from Test, Trace and Protect will be in touch with appropriate advice.”

She added: “There is currently no evidence to suggest further transmission within the schools and both will remain open.”

Pupils are advised to continue attending school, unless they show any symptoms of coronavirus. The schools will also provide distancing learning for pupils self-isolating at home.

Information provided to parents and staff has been issued under the instruction of: Test Trace and Protect regional hub on behalf of Public Health Wales Health Protection Team.