Pupils at an academy in west Hull will not be required to self isolate after one tested positive for coronavirus while off.

Sirius Academy West was informed the pupil had tested positive on Thursday evening.

Interim headteacher Gemma Ransom said local public health teams found there was no risk to other students and staff, meaning they will not need to self isolate.

Mrs Ransom said: "On the evening of Thursday 24th September 2020, we were made aware that a Sirius Academy West pupil had received a positive coronavirus test.

"The student concerned had not attended the Academy during the last week, nor had they displayed any symptoms previously. Due to these factors, public health teams assessed that there was absolutely no risk to any Sirius Academy West student or staff member and subsequently informed us that no pupils needed to isolate."

Helen Christmas, Hull City Council’s public health lead for children and families said: “The time when people who have tested positive for coronavirus and are infectious to others is from 48 hours before their onset of symptoms to 10 days afterwards.

“The prompt identification of the symptoms and isolation in this case meant that other pupils and teaching staff were not at risk from transmission and therefore there was no requirement to close any year groups.

“We would like to remind families that the main symptoms of coronavirus are a high temperature, a new, continuous cough and a loss or change to your sense of smell or taste. If you have any of these symptoms please isolate and book a test.”