Claremont Primary School In Nottingham Closed For Norovirus Deep Clean

Public Health England Advising School To Help Stop Bug Spreading

23.03.2016

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A school in Nottingham was forced to close after up to 80 pupils were struck by the norovirus vomiting bug.

Public Health England said that Claremont Primary and Nursery School in Nottingham was closed for a deep clean after pupils were found vomiting on the playground last week.

Parents were sent a letter from the headteacher telling them to watch out for symptoms such as vomiting and diarrhoea and to keep affected children away from the school for two days as the bug is highly contagious.

PHE East Midlands said infection control advice was given to the school to ensure there is no onward transmission of the virus.

Clare Comiskey, a Specialist Public Health Lawyer at Irwin Mitchell which has acted on behalf of hundreds of norovirus victims, said:

Expert Opinion
“Norovirus can spread extremely quickly in environments like schools and hospitals where many people are grouped together in relatively small spaces.

“We’ve seen first-hand that illnesses such as this can result in victims suffering from long-term health problems. We welcome the news that the school is receiving help from Public Health England and that the building is to undergo a deep clean.

“There are thought to be up to 80 children affected and their parents will no doubt want answers about what may have caused the illness and reassurance that the outbreak has now been contained and the spread of further illness prevented.”
Clare Comiskey, Associate

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