PUPILS at 11 schools across BCP and East Dorset are currently self-isolating due to positive coronavirus tests.

QE in Wimborne has been affected again but the numbers or ages of those asked to stay at home have not been revealed.

In mid-September Year 9 pupils at the school and those in Stuart House were affected.

A week later 40 Year 10 students were asked to self-isolate, with a further 20, also in Year 10, asked to join them just days later.

A case has also been confirmed at Ferndown Upper but no details have been revealed.

They join students from Heatherlands, Twynham Primary, St Peter’s Catholic School, Parkstone Grammar, Tregonwell Academy’s Nigel Bowes campus, Stourfield Infants, Jewell Academy, The Bourne Academy and St Aldhelm’s Academy.

Poole's Magna Academy is closed for two weeks after positive tests meant there would not be enough staff to keep the school open.

Pupils at numerous other schools have been affected since the start of term but have since been allowed to return to school.