Gloucestershire schools ‘cut short’ northern Italy ski trip due to coronavirus

Two Gloucestershire schools on a joint ski trip to northern Italy are preparing an immediate return to the UK after a spike in the number of coronavirus cases, ITV is reporting.

Pupils at Henley Bank High School in Gloucester and Five Acres High School near Coleford left the UK on March 6.

They were staying in Claviere in the Piedmont region, near the French border, which is currently on lockdown after more than 350 people tested positive for coronavirus.

It is not known if anyone on the trip has been affected by the virus but, in a post on the school’s Facebook page, staff at Five Acres High School said “the situation” in Italy has “developed significantly” and so the trip will have to be “cut short”.

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