Coronavirus:Virtual lessons to be introduced at Dorset school if it closes

Virtual lessons will be on the timetable at a Dorset school if it's closed through Coronavirus.

The Prince of Wales School in Dorchester is giving children laptops so they can continue classes from home in the event of a shutdown.

They will link up through video conferencing software to ensure children keep up with their education, should the Government say that schools must close because of the virus.

So far six pupils have been in self-isolation, although there have been no confirmed cases of Coronavirus in the school.

We'll provide access to hardware resources that would otherwise be locked down inside the school building. This will include sending home school owned Tablet and Chromebook Computers to those families who need our support.

Mr Gary Spracklen, Headteacher