Schoolchildren who used a bus service in Exeter have been told to stay at home after a pupil tested positive for coronavirus.
St Peter’s Church of England School has issued a statement, saying all year nine pupils should self-isolate.
And all pupils of any year group who used the 976 bus must also stay home.
In a letter to parents headteacher Phil Randall said: “We have been advised by Public Health England that there has been a confirmed case of Covid-19 within the school.
“The following actions have been confirmed with the Department for Education and Public Health England after school today.
“We have followed the national guidance and have identified that all students in the Year 9 Bubble have been in close contact with the affected person.
“Students from all year groups who have used the 976 bus from Tuesday 29th September until Friday 2nd October are also impacted and must also self isolate.
“In line with the national guidance, we recommend that your child now stays at home and self-isolates returning to school on October 19, 2020.
“If they have used the 976 bus service as outlined above please inform the school using the student absence line.”
The school is one of several in Devon to return a positive test in the last 48 hours as cases in the county increase.
Mr Randall said: “As a school with 1,300 students we have been on high alert for symptoms of coronavirus and strictly adhering to Government guidelines around handwashing, social distancing and year group bubbles.”
“We have been able to identify students and staff who may have come into contact with the affected student.”
“The students that are self-isolating will now be able to access our Google Classroom learning, and follow their normal timetable. Students are well equipped and very familiar with this platform and teachers are already preparing and setting work.”
“We’ll be monitoring the situation closely and hope this will prove to be an isolated case.”