STAFF at Welshpool High School have confirmed on social media that pupils in Years 10 and 11 must isolate at home following reports of a positive Covid-19 test.

The school's Twitter account was used to confirm the positive test, meaning pupils from the two highlighted years must not attend school.

A spokesman for the school also confirmed they are waiting on Public Health Wales guidance on how long students should stay away from school.

They tweeted: "I have been notified of another positive case of Covid-19 over the weekend.

"This means that all pupils in Year 10 and Year 11 must not attend school until further notice.

"As soon as Public Health Wales have confirmed the period of isolation, I will let you know immediately of the date your children can return to school.

"If any pupils were absent during the relevant time period, we will be in touch directly with those families tomorrow (Monday) to confirm whether they can attend school form Tuesday, onwards.

"I realise that this is frustrating, especially for the parents of Year 10 who have had three letters in relative quick succession. However, this decision is based on a different positive case that affects both year groups.

"We will ensure that suitable work is available to access from home during this period of isolation.

"Again, many thanks for your patience, understanding and support during these most challenging times."