A year 8 student at Unley High has returned a positive test result to the COVID-19 virus.

The news comes just days after a teacher at the high school also tested positive to the virus.

Although parents have been told that the child had not been attending school during the infectious period.

In an email to parents, Unley High Principal Greg Rolton said “It is important that you know that SA Health have confirmed there is no further risk at Unley High School due to this child.”

Those who had been in close contact with the staff member have now been placed in quarantine and are being monitored for symptoms of the virus.

Rolton continued: “While not ideal for the child, this outcome supports the isolation process has been effective.”