A SELFLESS nurse on the coronavirus frontlines moved into a tent to avoid infecting her family.

Healthcare worker Tina Wright pitched up in her garden near Abingdon at the beginning of March to protect her two beloved children and her husband.

Her 17-year-old son Josh, who is registered blind, has a rare medical condition Hypopituitarism, which could put his life at serious risk if he contracted the disease.

Mrs Wright, who works as a district nurse for Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust, explained the drastic move was a 'no-brainier'.

The healthcare worker added: "I wanted to continue working and thankfully my husband’s work understood my job took precedence and supported him to be at home with Josh.

"It was definitely a difficult time emotionally and mentally for us all.

"For the next two months my garden was my home."

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As the coronavirus crisis worsened her husband Paul, who is a soldier, was given compassionate leave from the army to care for their son.

To help minimise the risk of infection their daughter also moved out with her boyfriend's family.

Mrs Wright said she has worked with the Didcot-based Woodlands and district team since November, and in the South West region for the past five years.

Despite the increased amount of work during the pandemic, the district nurse has also been helping socially isolating neighbours as a member of the local community coronavirus response team.

On top of her duties she has also been collecting pharmacy prescriptions and shopping for those in need.

The nurse said that while living outside of the comforts of her family home she found 'huge support' in the face of her colleagues.

Mrs Wrights explained: "We picked each other up when someone was having a bad day.

"It has made us a closer team going forward.

"I am very proud to work alongside and be part of the amazing Woodlands and Oak Tree team."

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After a couple of very difficult months apart from her loved ones, Mrs Wright made the decision to move back in with her family.

However, she continued to maintain social distancing when her 17-year-old son was able to return to school.

She added: "We have found we are closer as a family unit and we are more grateful for the smaller things we may once have taken for granted."

A spokesperson for Oxford Health hailed the nurse as 'an inspiration'.

They added: "She is a wonderful example of the extraordinary lengths that some people will go to during this difficult time to protect others."