STUDENTS are self-isolating after a confirmed coronavirus case at a North-East college.

Youngsters studying maths and English at New College Durham have had a positive Covid-19 test within their learning bubble.

All students who were affected were contacted on Sunday.

Staff and students within the bubble were moved to remote and online learning from Monday.

A statement from the college said: “All classes will continue remote and online for these students.

“Contacted students must not come into college and should self-isolate following this guidance.”

Students have been instructed isolate until Monday October 5.

The college said: “All other learners can continue to come into college and attend classes as normal.

“All relevant rooms have been deep cleaned so they are now safe to use again.

“New College Durham has a range of safety measures in place across the campus including regular cleaning, one-way systems, social distancing, hand sanitising stations and PPE in place where social distancing is not possible.”

Isolating students can join virtual lessons on course web pages, or through Microsoft Teams, and can access lesson materials and course materials through Microsoft Office.

The school statement to students said: “Your tutor will also contact you directly during the week to check-in and ensure you have the support you need to succeed in your studies. Your attendance at, and participation in lessons will be monitored in the same way as in-college lessons. Please ensure you are familiar with how to access your classes prior to your first timetabled lesson, so you are able to successfully attend on time. Our key aim is to ensure you can continue your studies unaffected. If you do have any concerns about accessing your lessons online, please speak to your tutor.”