A positive case of Covid-19 has been confirmed at a Southend primary school.

Bosses at Temple Sutton Primary School, on Eastern Avenue, say they acted immediately as soon as they were made aware of the positive case, which has resulted in one of their bubbles self-isolating as a precautionary measure.

Parents have reported that the case is a pupil from year 5, although this has not been confirmed by the school.

The team say they will continue to be in regular contact with pupils, parents and staff to provide reassurance, up-to-date information and assistance with remote learning, and have encouraged anyone with concerns to contact them directly.

A spokesperson from Temple Sutton Primary School, said: "The health, safety and wellbeing of our pupils, staff and the wider school community is our top priority which is why, after confirming a positive case of Covid-19 within the school, we acted immediately and worked closely alongside Public Health England and the local health authority to ensure the necessary steps and precautions were taken.

“As a result, one of our bubbles is now self-isolating as a precautionary measure. Our contact tracing and robust health, safety and hygiene measures, including our bubble system, together with our close partnership with the relevant authorities, have allowed us to effectively respond to this case and ensure the school continues to be safe for all other pupils and staff.

“We continue to follow the latest government guidance and work closely with the local authority and Public Health England to ensure our health and safety measures safeguard our pupils, staff and the wider school community."