THERE are more than 1,500 children and staff self-isolating in Wiltshire because of a positive Covid-19 case in their school bubble.

As of this morning, more than 60 different schools, nurseries, colleges, and childcare providers across the county have confirmed cases.

The government may scrap quarantine rules after the summer because of concerns about the number of pupils having to stay at home.

Wiltshire's director of public health Kate Blackburn told BBC Wiltshire: "We need to be looking at how we can balance that risk of missing education versus the health risk of the virus.

"But we do know that nationally, the daily contact testing pilot that's been running in schools will be evaluated and we're aware that schools have been asked to make sure they can have asymptomatic test sites ready, should that be required."