Parents have received reassurance about conoravirus after a school ski trip returned from Italy.

Half term saw 137 pupils and staff from Bolton School head to the slopes of Claviere, a north-west area of the country.

Students from the senior division of the school, aged 11-18, returned on Sunday night, and some parents have asked for advice after people returning from northern Italy were told to self-isolate.

Miss Hincks, the headmistress of the girl's division, said: "Parents have been advised to call NHS 111 if their child shows any symptoms but otherwise the school is open as normal.

"We're very lucky we weren't in the area that has been locked down and our pupils came back by coach.

"The students had a great time and although it's not wonderful news if you have anxiety about the virus, we have nurses in both divisions who can offer advice and take temperatures of any worried students – we're just trying to do what's right for the kids."

Anyone with flu-like symptoms who has travelled north of Pisa has been asked to self-isolate.

The NHS website says symptoms of COVID-19 include a cough, a high temperature, and shortness of breath.