ANOTHER Dorset school has confirmed a coronavirus case.

The Purbeck School in Wareham has confirmed a single case of coronavirus within the school.

Since the start of the new term on January 4, 15 schools have had confirmed cases of coronavirus.

Sam Crowe, director of Public Health for Dorset and Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole councils said: "We are aware that a number of schools in Dorset have received confirmed cases of Covid-19.

"These schools are working closely with Public Health Dorset, Dorset Council and Public Health England South West to ensure that all necessary measures are being met.

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

The following schools have all confirmed a single case of coronavirus, along with the reported date of the positive test:

  • Purbeck School – 22 January
  • Parley First School – 19 January
  • Verwood First School – 18 January
  • Pimperne Primary School – 18 January
  • St Mary & St Joseph’s Catholic Primary School – 17 January
  • Budmouth Academy – 17 January
  • Wimborne First School – 16 January
  • Wyke Regis Infant School – 16 January
  • Wyvern Academy – 15 January
  • Holy Trinity Primary School – 14 January
  • Archbishop Wake C of E Primary School in Blandford Forum – 14 January
  • Lytchett Minster School – 13 January
  • Bere Regis Primary School – 11 January
  • Mountjoy School in Beaminster – 7 January
  • Shaftesbury School please – 6 January
  • Radipole Primary School in Weymouth – 4 January