A school has told several of its pupils to stay at home.

Rickmansworth School in Croxley Green says that it asked "a number of pupils to self-isolate before returning" after working closely with Public Health England.

A source has told the Watford Observer that a student at the school has tested positive for coronavirus.

A spokesperson from the school said: "I can confirm that following government guidelines and having worked closely with Public Health England we have asked a number of pupils from our school to self-isolate before returning.

"This is a scenario we have prepared for and unfortunate as it is, we always put the safety of our pupils and whole school community first. We cannot give any further details as all data is confidential but we hope all of our students remain safe and well and look forward to welcoming them back when we can."

Elsewhere, pupils at Hartsbourne Primary School in Bushey have also been asked to self-isolate.

The Observer understands that the self-isolating pupils would mainly be from Year 2, after at least one child from that year group tested positive for Covid-19.

It has also been confirmed that two staff members and a Year 11 pupil at Bushey Meads School tested positive for Covid-19.

Some Year 11 students and other staff members were told to self-isolate as part of the track and trace protocol.