A Carlisle secondary school will remain closed for another week after 95 positive coronavirus tests were recorded.

Richard Rose Central Academy, on Victoria Place, has been shut since last Monday after a 'significant' outbreak at the school.

In a letter posted on the school's website it states that 78 pupils and 17 staff have tested positive.

Due to the high number of positive cases it has been recommended that the school remain closed for a further week, with home learning arrangements continuing.

The school is strongly encouraging anyone who has not yet taken a test to do so.

In a letter, Colin Cox, director of public health for Cumbria, said: "However, we need to do all we can to make sure when pupils return to school the infection does not start spreading again.

"So, if you have not yet taken your child for a COVID-19 test, I strongly encourage you to do so.

"The results of the testing will help us plan for how pupils can return to school safely."

You can book a test at Carlisle Castle, Carlisle Airport or get a home testing kit delivered.

Visit https://www.gov.uk/get-coronavirus-test to book, or call 119 if you cannot get online.