TEN schools across the conurbation have recorded coronavirus cases leading to scores of pupils having to self-isolate.

BCP Council and Public Health Dorset continue to provide updates on reports of cases in educational settings.

The local authority said risk assessments have been carried out, hygiene measures are in place and plans have been prepared to make sure any incidents are dealt with promptly and safely.

In each of the schools where cases have been recorded, a BCP Council spokesperson said: "The school is working closely with Public Health Dorset, BCP Council and Public Health England South West to ensure that all necessary measures are being met.

"All close contacts of the confirmed case have been notified and advised to self-isolate for 10 days.

"If close contacts go on to develop any symptoms, they must book a PCR test."

In the case of Canford Heath Infant School, due to a number of staff needing to self-isolate, the decision was made for Year 2 to move to online learning for pupils during this period. Those in other year groups are unaffected.

The schools listed on the BCP Council website as having been affected by Covid cases in the week commencing June 21 are as follows (date case reported by local authority):

  • Livingstone Road Junior School in Parkstone (June 21)
  • The Bishop of Winchester Academy in Bournemouth (June 22)
  • Twyham School in Christchurch (June 22)
  • Malmesbury Park Primary School in Bournemouth (June 22)
  • Christchurch Infant School (June 22)
  • St Peter’s Catholic School in Bournemouth (June 24)
  • Canford Heath Infant School (June 24)
  • Winchelsea School in Poole (June 24)
  • Kingsleigh Primary School in Bournemouth (June 24)
  • Portfield School in Christchurch (June 24)

Parents and guardians across the region have been advised that they should not send their child to school if they have the following coronavirus symptoms.

  • High temperature
  • Continuous cough
  • Loss or change in sense of taste
  • Loss or change in sense of smell