Ysgol Brynrefail School In Gwynedd ‘Hit By Illness Outbreak’

Reports Reveal A Number Of Pupils Are Suffering From Gastric Illness


The Ysgol Brynrefail high school in Llanrug, Gwynedd is urging staff and pupils suffering from gastric symptoms to remain at home, following reports of a number of people being affected by an outbreak at the site.

The BBC reports that Public Health Wales and the local council are assisting the school after it was revealed that a number of pupils were suffering from illness.

Parents have been urged to keep children away from the school if they have experienced a high temperature, headache and vomiting and/or diarrhoea in recent days.

More than 780 pupils are thought to attend Ysgol Brynrefail, with the reports of illness coming after similar concerns were recently raised regarding a school in Derby.

According to the Derby Telegraph, St Clare’s School in Derby was also closed for a day as a result of 14 staff being affected by illness.

Expert Opinion
Our expertise in representing victims of illness outbreaks in the UK and abroad mean we understand the huge effect that such issues can have on victims. As a result of our work on behalf of those affected by illness outbreaks, we have seen how such illness can have long-term consequences for those affected– significantly disrupting their lives and in some cases leading to further health problems.

"There are of course also short-term symptoms which can lead to significant disruption, with illness victims often requiring support from friends and family who can aid their recovery.”

"With this in mind, it is vital that every possible step is taken to determine the source of the illness and ensure that those affected get the treatment they need."
Amandeep Dhillon, Partner