A reception class at Malmesbury Primary School has been taken out of isolation following a faulty Covid test.

The class had been isolating since Wednesday following a positive test.

Steve Heal, headteacher of Malmesbury CE Primary School, said: "You may have seen in the news on Friday that a batch of around 1,300 Covid tests had been conducted using faulty chemicals.

"These tests included the one taken by the person who had contact with Mrs Driver's class.

"That person has now taken another test and the result has come back as negative. So it turns out this was a false alarm.

"I have taken advice from Public Health, who say that all of the children can now come out of isolation and return to school."