North Shropshire MP Owen Paterson has confirmed he will be self-isolating for the second time since March.

After some of his family members were showing Covid-19 symptoms, Mr Paterson confirmed on Twitter on Tuesday that he would be delaying his scheduled return to the House of Commons until his relatives had tested negative for the virus.

The 63-year-old previously had to self-isolate in March after showing symptoms of the virus himself.

Mr Paterson confirmed his period of self-isolation would render him unable to vote on issues going before the House of Commons in the time-being.

"I can't vote, it's really frustrating – there is voting going on right now," he said on Tuesday. "I had meetings planned, but of course the rules are the rules.

"It's for the health of others – the danger is if you pass it on to someone who is old or got an underlying condition.

"All of us can pass it on, so we've got to be careful."

His post on Twitter on Tuesday read: "I had planned to be back in the House of Commons today, so it is very frustrating that – with family members showing potential Covid-19 symptoms – I will have to self-isolate at least until their test results are negative."