A SCHOOL in Wythall has asked pupils and staff to self-isolate as a precaution as Coronavirus continues spread globally.

Members of Woodrush High School who attended a skiing trip to Falcade in Veneto in northern Italy during half term have been told to stay at home for two weeks.

Northern Italy is a hotspot for the virus which has caused nearly 3,000 deaths since the outbreak began in China.

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In a statement, the Sawhurst Lane school said: "Following advice and conversations with Public Health England, as a precautionary measure we have directed those who attended the trip to self-isolate for 2 weeks.

"These precautionary measures only apply to those who have directly been on this trip.

"Public Health England have also advised us to remain open at this time as risk to other students and staff is minimal.

"The well-being of our students and staff and our local community remain our priority and we will continue to communicate with parents and carers if there are any updates in the on-going development of the advice given by Public Health England.

"Anyone concerned should contact 111 to speak with a clinical advisor. We will continue to keep our parents/ carers informed throughout."

The school has not confirmed how many people are involved.