A FARM worker is desperately seeking a way to leave New Zealand to help his dad who has tested positive for coronavirus.

William Irvine has been refused flights amid the worldwide lockdown and is worried about his father Alistair.

They both work on the family farm at High Wray near Ambleside and William said he needs to get back to help his dad look after their animals.

“Getting back home for me is really important as I’m a farm worker who has livestock to care for,” said William, 20.

“And also, my dad has tested positive for coronavirus and is struggling to keep up with day to day running of the farm on his own while he is ill. We are just about to start lambing on the farm which is already a stressful time of year for everyone and even more so now my dad has been ill. The added stress alone will not help his recovery.”

William says he is stranded with over 1000 Brits.

He said: “We are all worried and desperate to get home.”