A west Dorset school is relieving coronavirus concerns after students and staff have returned from Italy.

A group of year 10 students from Woodroffe School in Lyme Regis recently returned from a ski trip to Klausberg, Italy.

There has been a number of reported cases of the coronavirus in the north part of the country, with around 12 people dying from the virus.

A spokesman for the school said they have taken advice and followed Government measures. The school is continuing to monitor the advice given and are taking ‘appropriate action’ where necessary.

In a letter sent out to parents it said: “All of our stakeholders have been updated with the current position and we will continue to ensure that information is shared in a sensitive and timely manner.

“We are aware of the concerns that individuals may have and want to reassure people that the risk of infection within the UK remains low.

“We have circulated a Government produced information sheet advising on how individuals can reduce their exposure to risk and would encourage everyone to read this advice.

“The Government has listed the area we visited as ‘category 2’. This means ‘travellers do not need to undertake any special measures, but if they develop symptoms, they should self-isolate and call NHS 111.

“Currently there are minimal cases outside the risk areas and therefore the likelihood of an individual coming into contact with a confirmed case is low.

“There is no need to advise any of these pupils, students or staff to avoid normal activities or educational settings unless they have had contact with a confirmed case.”

The tour operator the group used has said that none of the resorts SkiTeam4 uses has had any reports of the virus and the routes taken by the groups are at least 100km from any of the areas listed.