A COUNCIL chief has said Anglesey communities cannot "rest on our laurels" after a number of coronavirus outbreaks at schools.

Annwen Morgan, chief executive of Isle of Anglesey County Council, said there is likely to be more cases among school pupils

It comes after one pupil tested positive for Covid-19 at Ysgol Llanfairpwll, in Llanfairpwllgwyngyll on Friday, October 16.

A number of pupils were also told to self-isolate for two weeks at Ysgol Syr Thomas Jones in Amlwch after a visiting staff member tested positive for the virus on Thursday.

“Coronavirus rates are currently rising on the Island and unfortunately we may well see more and more of these cases amongst children of school age," said Mrs Morgan.

“None of us can afford to rest on our laurels as far as this terrible virus is concerned. It is vital that we all continue to follow Welsh Government guidance at all times.

"Wash your hands regularly, wear a face covering when required and keep social distancing. Our thoughts are with this child, the family and entire school community.

“The wellbeing of our pupils, staff and wider community is our main priority, and we will continue to monitor the situation at Ysgol Llanfairpwll, as well as other affected schools, to see whether any further action is needed.”