THREE more schools in the Winchester district have confirmed cases of coronavirus.

Each school has informed Hampshire County Council, which is in charge of public health for the county, that they have at least one positive case.

On Monday South Wonston Primary School and Durley C of E Primary School reported positive tests of Covid-19.

Durley headteacher Kirstie Baines said: "One individual member of our school community has tested positive for Covid-19. As a result, a limited number of individuals are self-isolating.

"Public Health England has confirmed that the school is not required to take any further action. Our school is open and operating as usual."

A spokesperson for South Wonston school said: "I can confirm that one individual at this school has tested positive for Covid-19 and is self-isolating. 

"The Department for Education has confirmed that there is no need for any other individual at this school to self-isolate and school is fully open as usual. 

"I am unable to provide any further information as this is confidential."

All Saints C of E Primary School, in St Catherine’s Road, Winchester, told the council on Tuesday that person in the school’s community has been diagnosed.

All schools remain open at present and it is not known whether more than one case has been reported at each of the schools.

The county council has said that in some cases, one or more bubbles will be self-isolating. In others, there is no requirement for a bubble to isolate

Pupils who are self-isolating will continue their education at home by remote learning.

Currently six schools in the Winchester district have active cases of coronavirus.

All Saints C of E, Durley C of E and South Wonston Primary have been contacted for comment.