NINE schools across Bournemouth and Poole have reported coronavirus cases among their communities in the first two days of this week.

Positive test results for staff or students leads to many others having to self-isolate if they have been identified as a close contact.

Schools across the conurbation are continuing to work with BCP Council and Public Health Dorset to carry out risk assessments and ensure hygiene measures are in place.

The local authority continues to publish details on the educational establishments where cases have been recorded:

  • Ad Astra Infant School (July 6)
  • Avonbourne Girls' Academy (July 5)
  • Bournemouth School (July 5)
  • Glenmoor and Winton Academies (July 5)
  • Kingsleigh Primary School (July 5)
  • St Peter's Catholic School (July 5)
  • Poole Grammar School (July 5)
  • Christ the King School (July 5)
  • Winton Primary School (July 5)

As reported, the current situation at Bournemouth School means years 9 and 10 and some of year 12 have moved to online learning to enable close contacts to complete the necessary period of self-isolation, continuing our provision for all and to minimise transmission of the virus.

In addition, some of year 10 at St Peter's Catholic School and all of year 10 at Poole Grammar School are currently learning online.

Read more: More students forced to isolate as another Dorset school confirms Covid case

BCP Council has issued the following guidance to parents:

If your child is unwell and you are not sure what to do, have a look at this symptom checker. Do not send your 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