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Education / School’s out for Christmas as vomiting bug strikes again

DUNROSSNESS Primary School has been closed again as the winter vomiting bug continues to affect staff and pupils.

With the school closing its doors today (Thursday) and Friday, it means pupils have finished up for Christmas early.

It was also shut last week due to an outbreak of norovirus, while Whalsay School had also been closed temporarily due to illness.

Shetland Islands Council’s director of children’s services Helen Budge said the Dunrossness school will need to be cleaned before it can be opened again to pupils and staff.

The advice is for people to stay at home for 48 hours after they have been sick, with hand washing particularly important.

Further information on norovirus can be found on the NHS Inform website.

There is also advice and an NHS Shetland leaflet for parents available on the Healthy Shetland website.