A CHIRK primary school has advised parents of one of its classes to take pupils for a PCR test after five Covid-19 cases were confirmed.

Ysgol Y Waun, in Lloyd's Lane, confirmed it has closed its Cedar Class on Wednesday following the test results, with Wrexham schools moving to home learning for the remaining days of term.

The school tweeted out the confirmation on Wednesday.

It said: "Good morning, unfortunately, due to five positive Covid cases in the classroom and following Wrexham guidelines, we now have to close Cedar Class until further notice.

"All children now need to go for a PCR test to make sure they have not got Covid."

In a letter to parents on Tuesday, December 14, headteacher J Robert said: "All members of the education community are concerned about the rise in cases and the impact this is having on children and families.

"It has therefore been agreed with the Local Authority that face-to-face learning will cease for pupils at the end of Friday, December 17 and remote learning will be provided for all pupils December 20-21.

"Class teachers will contact you directly to share what their learning will look like.

"All schools will make provision available for vulnerable learners and the children of critical workers where required.

"We would request that parents who wish to make use of such provision, book sessions with us by 3pm on Thursday."