PUPILS at a secondary school on Anglesey have been told to self-isolate after a visiting member of staff tested positive for coronavirus.

Isle of Anglesey County Council said that a "small number" of pupils at Ysgol Syr Thomas Jones will self-isolate for 14 days following the positive test on Thursday, October 15.

The council said the Amlwch school will remain open after it found no evidence that showed further transmission had taken place among pupils or staff.

"A small number of pupils at Ysgol Syr Thomas Jones, Amlwch, are self-isolating after coming into contact with a visiting member of staff who has tested positive for coronavirus," a council spokesperson said.

"Parents and staff were informed and issued with guidance provided by Public Health Wales.

"There is currently no evidence to suggest transmission within the secondary school and it will remain open.

"NHS Wales Test, Trace, Protect has been informed of the confirmed positive case and relevant pupils have been told to self-isolate for 14 days; and remain alert for any symptoms of the virus."

Anglesey council's chief executive, Annwen Morgan said: “We are taking these precautionary measures after receiving information that a visiting member of staff has contracted coronavirus.

“We are continuing to work closely with the school and supporting staff during this difficult time. Our main concern remains the wellbeing of pupils, staff and wider community.

“We will continue to monitor the situation at Ysgol Syr Thomas Jones to see whether any further action is needed.”

Anglesey council said it continues to work closely with its schools with measures in place to limit the spread of coronavirus, including extra cleaning, separation of classes and promoting good hygiene amongst pupils.