Published: 15:19, 11 November 2020
| Updated: 15:25, 11 November 2020
A secondary school has asked 118 pupils to self-isolate following an outbreak of coronavirus.
Strood Academy, in Carnation Road, made the decision after a staff member and a Year 11 youngster tested positive for the virus.
Seven members of staff will also isolate for 14 days.
Richard Taylor, a spokesman for the Leigh Academies Trust, which runs the school, said: "On receiving the information we immediately contacted the Department for Education to undertake a joint risk assessment of the situation to identify which students and staff needed to self-isolate.
"As a result, we have now identified the other students that need to self-isolate for 14 days as a precaution and to reduce the risk of cross-transmission further into their year group bubbles.
"All affected areas of the school have been deep cleaned since the student was last in and further deep cleaning is taking place today.
"Staff and parents have been informed of the case and we will continue to update them as the situation develops.
"The rest of the school continues to be open and operating as normal in line with our covid-secure guidelines."
The two cases are unrelated.