A person who is believed to live in Southend has tested positive for Coronavirus.
The man has a child at Belfairs Academy, although the child has not tested positive for the virus.
Acting on official advice, the man’s family are now self-isolating as a precaution.
Public Health England have told the school that they do not need to take any further action at this time.
Meanwhile, people in Southend have been panic-buying toilet rolls and soaps, leading to shortages in supermarkets. The government say there is no need to panic buy any products.