A NORTH Hampshire primary school has confirmed that there is a coronavirus case within their school community, but that the school remains open.

Preston Candover CE Primary School said that they have been made aware of one confirmed case, and that a "bubble" of pupils are currently self-isolating at home.

A letter to parents sent last weekend, and seen by The Gazette, reads: "Dear Parents, I wanted to let you know as soon as possible, that we have been advised today that there has been a confirmed case of COVID-19 within the school. I immediately spoke to the schools’ helpline and with the local authority and we are following their guidance.

"We know that you may find this concerning but are continuing to monitor the situation and are working closely with Public Health England. This letter is to inform you of the current situation and provide advice on how to support your child. Please be reassured that for most people, coronavirus (COVID-19) will be a mild illness.

"The children who have been in direct prolonged contact with the confirmed case will have received a letter tonight and will be staying at home. The school remains open to all other children and your child should continue to attend if they remain well."

The letter went on to provide guidance on what parents should do if their child develops symptoms.

Mrs Simrit Otway, head teacher, said: "I am pleased to confirm that the school remains open and that we have remote learning arrangements in place for those children in the bubble, who are required to self-isolate at home with their parents or carers."

This latest case comes after The Gazette reported a confirmed case at Robert May's school, in Odiham, last week.