PARENTS were told to collect their children early from school due to fears of a Coronavirus outbreak.

An email was sent by South Moreton Primary School to parents saying that due to 'instructions from ODST' (Oxford Diocesan Schools Trust), children were to be collected early to conduct a 'clean of the site'.

One parent said: "The email was sent half an hour before they finish so it's whipped them into a Coronavirus frenzy."

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The email said that it is a 'precautionary measure in response to health symptons displayed by a child who has recently returned from the area of northern Italy broadly affected by Coronavirus'.

The school's email said a further update would be sent as soon as possible, and there was 'no need for concern as all advice has been followed by the family and the school'.

The school was contacted for a comment, however the office was closed.