A SECONDARY school pupil has been told to self-isolate due to a family member dealing with a suspected case of coronavirus.

A letter has been emailed to parents and carers of children at Stokesley School in Stokesley, North Yorkshire explaining the situation.

The letter from headteacher Hannah Millett advised that the pupil had been advised to 'self-isolate' as per latest government guidelines.

She also stressed that this was a "precautionary measure" and there had been no indication that the pupil had become affected.

The letter said: "In order to keep you informed and up to date as possible, please be aware that one of our families has a suspected case of COVID-19.

"The student of this family has been taken home as per government guidelines to self-isolate. 

"I must stress that this is a precautionary step and there is no indication that the student is infected.

"We continue to follow all Public Health England advice in keeping our school as safe as possible for all students and staff."

It comes as Prime Minister Boris Johnson last night told everyone to avoid social contact with one another and to avoid pubs, clubs, theatres and social venues. 

The government has continued to suggest that closing schools at the time would be 'ineffective' in stemming the spread of COVID-19. 

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