A Sidcup school has decided to remain open after pupils returned from a region of Italy affected by coronovarius, despite another school closing when a ski-trip returned from the same location.

Secondary school Cleeve Park remained open today as some of its pupils and staff reported "feeling unwell" after returning from a school ski trip to Bormio, in northern Italy, on Saturday.

The school has announced today that it has advised an unspecified number of pupils and staff to isolate themselves at home, but allowed others from the trip attend.

According to a statement, it decided not to close following advice from Public Health England that the school should remain open and all students should attend if they are well.

But Cransley School in Northwich, Cheshire, has decided to close after its pupils and staff returned from a ski trip to the same location.

Some parents of pupils at Cleeve Park are against the headmaster's decision.

One dad has chosen to keep his son at home until results come back negative.

He said: "I am not sending my son back to school until I hear the results of the test. Cleeve Park should have closed and advised all families to self isolate until at least test results are known."

A statement on Cleeve Park's website read: "For information, our school ski trip went to a ski resort called Bormio which is in a category 2 area in Northern Italy and not a category 1 area (towns under containment measures); it is on the Swiss border and Public Health England have been informed of this and have reassured us we are taking appropriate action."

The school said it did not have any confirmed cases of Coronavirus.

Cransley School - one of the UK's top performing private schools - has taken more extreme measures.

It closed its doors after pupils and staff members came back from a ski trip to the coronavirus-hit Lombardy region showing flu-like symptoms.

Headmaster Richard Pollock said: "I understand that there will be a variety of reactions to this decision amongst parents, and I hope that all families will understand the developing situation and the changing and inconsistent advice given to the school.

He added: "The staff, pupils and families of Cransley are our highest concern, and whilst we understand the impact this may have on the education of the pupils and disruption to working practice of parents, we believe this decision is justified."

Bormio is a popular ski-resort town located in the Sondrio province in northern Italy's Lombardy region.

Italy has put the 11 towns in Lombardy and Veneto - areas which attract tourists for their ski resorts - into lockdown.

The towns include Codogno, Castiglione d'Adda, Casalpusterlengo, Fombio, Maleo, Somaglia, Bertonico, Terranova dei Passerini, Castelgerundo and San Fiorano Police are manning checkpoints around the towns in quarantine after 11 people have died.