PUPILS from a Llandudno school who went on a skiing trip to Italy have been sent into isolation at home as a precautionary measure, despite not showing any symptoms of Coronavirus.

St David’s College had sent a group of 20 pupils and three staff members to Ponti di Legno in the Italian Alps for a week long skiing holiday. On their return to the school last Sunday they were sent home.

Mr Andrew Russell, the head master said: “All the pupils and staff were tested for Coronavirus on their return and all the results were negative showing they had not contracted the infection. None of the children showed viral symptoms. Nevertheless we sent them home and into isolation as a precautionary measure.

“Ponti di Legno is not in one of the lock down areas in Italy. There is no reason to believe that there is Coronavirus at St David’s College, we are simply taking precautions in line with current Government advice.

He added: “All the children were either taken home in transport provided by the school or collected by their parents, they were not sent on public transport.

“We took this decision following the advice issued by the FCO and National Health Wales, purely as a precautionary measure. We felt we should take these measures for the safety of the pupils, the school community and the wider local community. We continue to monitor the official advice and err on the side of caution.

“A high proportion of the pupils on the skiing trip were boarders, and a number of them come from the South East of England.” St David’s College has a mix of boarders and day pupils.