There has been an outbreak of coronavirus at Sheiling School in Thornbury.

The specialist school on Park Road has been closed after two members of staff tested positive for Covid-19.

A spokeswoman for the school said: "On Monday 11th May following extensive discussions with Public Health England, Sheiling School took the decision to close on a temporary basis following the positive Covid-19 test results of two members of the educational staff.

"Up to 18 pupils were attending the school on a regular basis with up to 30 educational staff on site.

"The school has been following strict guidance on social distancing where possible, use of PPE and daily infection control cleaning but despite these rigorous measures, two members of staff have, very regrettably, tested positive for the virus.

"The school will now undergo a deep clean and all staff and pupils will be tested for COVID-19.

"The residential homes for children and young people that are run by Sheiling School have been unaffected by the cases and remain open."

A school in Warmley is also believed to have closed as a result of coronavirus. 

Speaking to BBC Radio Bristol this morning Cllr Toby Savage, leader of South Gloucestershire Council, said the authority was working with Public Health England and the Department for Education to ensure students and staff are kept safe.

Cllr Savage also said he supported a 'phased approach' of children returning to school.