ANOTHER local school has had to send pupils home to self-isolate after a positive Covid-19 test.

Inverclyde Council says Port Glasgow High is the latest school to be affected by a positive coronavirus case.

The council said: "Parents and carers of pupils affected or requiring to self-isolate have received communication through the school."

The Tele revealed earlier this week how hundreds of local pupils have been forced to miss school because of Covid-19 - with 30 staff members currently absent according to education bosses.

Latest figures show that there have been over 800 recorded absences this month among pupils at primary and secondary schools, all directly linked to the outbreak.