TARGETED will take place at a Bolton primary school after a suspected case of the Omicron Variant was detected.

Public health bosses are working with NHS Test and Trace at Heathfield Primary School in in Daubhill.

And the local aulthority says that it is "offering the local community all the guidance and support they need."

There are no three suspected cased of the Covid variant in Bolton.

As with other cases identified in England, positive cases in Bolton are self-isolating and robust contact tracing has taken place to trace their contacts and ask them to self-isolate.

Dr Helen Lowey, Director of Public Health for Bolton said: “We want to understand if the new variant is spreading and put measures in place to stop it.

“Thorough contact tracing has already taken place to identify anyone who may have come into contact with the suspected cases.

“It is important to break the chain of transmission as quickly as possible, which is why we are carrying out targeted testing.

“The quickest way of doing this is for individuals who test positive to self-isolate immediately.

“Even if you are feeling well, I would urge everyone to play their part to keep our community safe.

“If you are contacted, please follow the instructions on testing you are given as soon as possible.

“Meanwhile, it is important that everyone takes sensible precautions wear a face covering in crowded and enclosed spaces, ventilate rooms, use the NHS COVID-19 app, get your vaccine and boosters as soon as you can.”