SOME children and staff at an Oxfordshire school have been told to self-isolate for two weeks after a confirmed case of Covid-19.

It is understood that Year Two pupils and some staff at Five Acres Primary School in Ambrosden, near Bicester, were told to stay at home for 14 days.

A message from headteacher Darrell Wood to parents and employees seen by the Oxford Mail confirmed a coronavirus case 'within the school community'.

They were notified yesterday that Year Two pupils and their households should self-isolate.

The message said: "We have been advised by Public Health England that there has been a confirmed case of Covid-19 within the school community.

"We are continuing to monitor the situation and provide advice."

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The headteacher also urged all household members to not leave their home for 14 days and if possible to move any vulnerable people such as the elderly out of the home.

While Five Acres will not fully shut its doors, it is not the first institution in Oxfordshire to suspend activities.

A nursery in Didcot was forced to close last week after it was made aware of a confirmed case of coronavirus.

Hadden Hill Nursery will not reopen until Friday.

Parents also received an email announcing the 10-day closure and reassuring them that the building will be thoroughly cleaned.

Coronavirus has been confirmed at more than 60 schools across the UK since pupils returned to lessons last week.

Schools in England, Wales, Northern Ireland, and Scotland have all been affected as parents adjust to new school policies amid the pandemic.

Many of these schools have been forced to shut and many more to tell classes of pupils to isolate following outbreaks, with Scotland being the worst affected.