TWO more Dorset schools have recently confirmed cases of coronavirus.

Pimperne Primary School, based in Pimperne near Blandford Forum, remains open after a person tested positive for Covid-19.

Public Health Dorset noted that the person who tested positive was not in school during their infectious period so there is no requirement for any students or staff to self-isolate.

Sherborne Primary School has also reported cases of coronavirus. The school remains open during this time as affected people self-isolate.

Sam Crowe, director of public health for Dorset and Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole Councils, confirmed that there are cases at both schools and said they are working closely with Public Health Dorset, Dorset Council and Public Health England South West.

He said: “All close contacts of the confirmed cases have been notified and advised to self-isolate for 14 days.

“Contacts of the confirmed cases should get tested if they go on to develop symptoms. Even if people test negative, they must still self-isolate for 14 days.”