Two people from South Devon have tested positive for coronavirus after traveling to Northern Italy.

Public Health England is now contacting people who had close contact with the pair who have contracted COVID-19.

One of those affected attends Churston Ferrers Grammar School in Brixham, which will be closed until at least Wednesday 4 March.

Close contacts will be given health advice about symptoms and emergency contact details to use if they become unwell in the 14 days after contact with the confirmed case. This tried and tested method will ensure we are able to minimise any risk to them and the wider public. If you have not been contacted by Public Health England, you do not need to take any action at this time.

Public Health England South West

Four other schools in Devon were closed on Monday 2 March, citing "concerns" that a member of the community has got coronavirus.

Galmpton Primary School, which is just over a mile away from Churston Grammar, said on its website that the school was closed as a "precautionary measure".

A notice to parents said they will be made aware of any more information as soon as they get it.

The others closed on Monday included Collaton St Mary Primary School in Paignton, Berry Pomeroy in Totnes and Brixham Primary.

Torbay Council said it was working with colleagues to do "everything they can to stop the virus spreading".

I’d like to reassure people that the risk to the general public remains low in both Torbay and South Devon and we are working with health colleagues to do everything we can to stop the virus spreading and ensure the people of Devon and Torbay are protected.

Caroline Dimond, Director of Public Health, Torbay Council

She added that if anyone had recently been to one of the affected areas, and are feeling unwell, to call NHS 111 for further advice.