A primary school in Buxton has been closed after a parent was 'confirmed to have coronavirus' - as the number of reported cases in the UK rises to 15.

The Burbage Primary School in Buxton has shut along with the Buxton Medical Practce.

The closure was prompted after a parent of a child at the primary school tested positive for coronavirus following a holiday to either Tenerife or Italy, which has had an outbreak of cases.

Two further patients in England have tested positive for coronavirus , the Department of Health said.  

The virus was passed on in Italy and Tenerife and the patients have been transferred to specialist NHS facilities at the Royal Liverpool Hospital and the Royal Free Hospital, London.

The department published the update from England's Chief Medical officer, Chris Whitty, to its Twitter account on Thursday.

Social media users were left asking a number of questions, such as where the individuals are from, and whether they had symptoms.

In a Facebook post the practice announced the closure "because of a confirmed case of coronavirus".

"We have a confirmed case of coronavirus, we are liasing with Public Health England the CCG to ensure all appropriate actions are taken.

"Please do not come to the practice", the statement added.

Scroll down for the latest updates on the Buxton coronavirus case.

Doctors at closed Buxton Medical Practice issue statement

“We have a confirmed case of coronavirus – we are liaising with Public Health England and the CCG to ensure all appropriate actions are taken including deep cleaning.

We have been advised to close the practice today and at the moment we don’t know how long the practice will be closed for.

Please don’t attend the surgery, if you need essential medical care today please phone 111 from your home or attend Accident and Emergency.

We are sorry for the inconvenience and we’re working to get this situation resolved as soon as possible.”

Drs Doig, Haddon, Phillips and Miller

Scene outside closed Burbage Primary School in Buxton

The scene outside the closed Burbage Primary School this morning after it closed due to a confirmed case of coronavirus
The scene outside the closed Burbage Primary School this morning after it closed due to a confirmed case of coronavirus (Image: Sally Lockwood/Twitter)

This is the scene outside the closed Burbage Primary School in Buxton today after a case of coronavirus has been confirmed by officials.

A deep clean of the school will take place, parents have been informed.

The Buxton Medical Practice is also closed.

Parent at closed school is 'pleased they've taken this precaution'

A BBC Radio Derby journalist, Matt Barlow, who has a child at the closed school, said: “There’s no implication here that any parent that’s been into the school has the virus.

“But I’m pleased they’ve taken this precaution and let parents know.”

Derbyshire County Council said it was “seeking confirmation from Public Health England”.

“We will release further information as soon as possible,” a spokesman said.

Patient at medical centre who visited earlier in week 'now has cold'

A man who attended the Buxton Medical Practice earlier this week, says he is now suffering from a cold. He took to Twitter to vent his concerns.

Notice on front of Buxton Medical Practice about coronavirus

A sign on the door of the Buxton Medical Practice on Thursday
A sign on the door of the Buxton Medical Practice on Thursday (Image: Buxton Medical Practice/Facebook)

A notice has been posted on a door of the Buxton Medical Practice about coronavirus.

It is headed - Urgent Buxton Medical Practice Update 27/2/20.

It says: “We have a confirmed case of coronavirus. We are liaising with Public Health and the CCG to ensure all appropriate actions are taken.

“We have been advised to close the practice today.

“Please do not enter the premises.

“If you need essential medical care today please phone 111 from your home or attend A&E.

“We are sorry for the inconvenience.”

Buxton Medical Practice issues statement on Facebook about confirmed case of coronavirus

Buxton medical centre closes due to coronavirus
Buxton medical centre closes due to coronavirus (Image: Facebook)

The Buxton Medical Centre has issued a statement after a parent at Burbage Primary School in the town tested positive for coronavirus.

The GP practice has closed for the day, along with the school, which has 350 pupils.

In the post, the practice announced the closure “because of a confirmed case of coronavirus”.

“We have a confirmed case of coronavirus, we are liasing with Public Health England the CCG to ensure all appropriate actions are taken.

“Please do not come to the practice”, the statement added.