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96 Pupils Absent From Virus Hit School in York

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5:03pm 20th November 2014
(Updated 5:55pm 20th November 2014)

Ninety six pupils have been absent today from a school in York which has been hit by a virus.

A deep clean has been ordered for Our Lady Queen of Martyrs Catholic Primary School in Holgate and staff will take extra care to make sure pupils are washing their hands.

The school will open as normal tomorrow and York Council is emphasising not all children absent today were off school because of the virus.

Mums and dads are being urged not to send their child to school if they show any symptoms and to keep them off school for 48 hours after their last illness.

Helen's a mum whose children attend Our Lady Queen of Martyrs, she's told us the symptoms her children have had:

  • Vomiting
  • Diarrhoea
  • Feeling sick
  • High temperature
  • Rash

Mark Ellis, Head of School Services at City of York Council, said:

“As usual, the school is following guidelines to minimise the impact of what we believe to be a virus. An additional deep clean has been arranged with the school’s cleaners, all teachers and catering staff have been asked to ensure children pay extra attention to hand washing, and all parents have been reminded that children should not be sent to school with any symptoms and should keep all children who have been sick, at home for at least 48 hours after the last episode. Meanwhile, the school is operating as normal, and thanks parents for their co-operation.”

 

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