A member of a Fermanagh school community has tested positive for coronavirus, the school has revealed. 

The principal of St. Aidan's Derrylin, Pat McTeggart, issued a letter to all parents on Friday saying "every precaution" is being taken to safeguard everyone and that those affected have all been informed. 

It is understood that all of the year involved were sent home while the school will be deep cleaned over the weekend. 

Mr. McTeggart told parents: "I have sought the most up-to-date advice from the Public Health Agency (PHA) and the pupils and staff that are affected have been notified and advised separately by the PHA. 

"I do appreciate the concerns of the parents, pupils and the wider school community and wish to reassure you that every precaution has been taken. The school will be deep cleaned over the weekend," said the principal. 

He told the parents: "Ensuring the safety of pupils and staff is my absolute priority and I will continue to monitor this situation carefully and keep you informed." 

The news comes after figures released this week showed that there have been over 60 positive cases in schools throughout Northern Ireland since the schools reopened.