PUPILS at a Hampshire school have been told to self-isolate for ten days after a Covid alert.

Year 9 students at Wildern School in Wildern Lane, Hedge End, will have to study at home until July 19.

And Scantabout Primary School in Eastleigh is reported to have closed after Covid infections in every year group.

Wildern's headteacher Ceri Oakley has outlined the situation at her school in a message to parents.

She said: "After our discussion with Public Health England and Hampshire County Council it has been agreed that closing the Year 9 bubble would be a proactive solution to the situation we find ourselves we find ourselves in.

"We have been advised to ask you to book a PCR test (for Year 9 students) for your child to support the process.

"This means that all Year 9 students will work from home via Google classroom and will return to school on Monday 19th July.

"Students who have been told to isolate need to remain at home during this time and follow the isolation guidance sent out in their letters. Thank you for your patience and support with the ongoing situation."

Both Wildern and Scantabout have been contacted for comment.