Oxgangs Primary School In Edinburgh ‘Struck By Norovirus’

Reports Reveal Pupils And Staff Affected By Outbreak


Authorities have begun investigations after it was revealed a large number of pupils and staff at Oxgangs Primary School in Edinburgh had been affected by a suspected norovirus outbreak at the site.

Edinburgh City Council has confirmed that the school on Oxgangs Road North has been closed until Monday (December 8th) on the advice of environmental health specialists and a deep clean is now taking place.

It is believed that 150 children and 14 staff have been affected by the problems, which include gastric symptoms such as sickness and diarrhoea.

Andy Gray, head of schools and community services at Edinburgh City Council said: “We realise that closing the school presents difficulties for parents but it is an essential course of action to deal with the outbreak."

NHS Lothian also revealed parents have been advised to ensure their families wash hands frequently in an effort to prevent the spread of the illness.