Gig Mill Primary School

Tel: 01384 818600

Sickness and Diarrhoea/Norovirus

If your child has sickness and/or diarrhoea, please keep them away from school for 48 hours after the last bout of illness, this is to prevent the spread of germs to others in the school.

Key Messages for Sickness and Diahorrea/Norovirus are:-

  • Recognise it.
    Sudden onset of diahorrea and/or vomiting that lasts for approximately 24 hours.
  • Avoid it.
    Wash hands regularly with soap and water - do not rely on hand gel.  Increase cleaning, especially toilets and touch points such as taps and door handles.
  • Contain it.
    Do not visit your GP Surgery or walk in centre if you have symptoms - call NHS 111 or your GP for advice. Drink plenty of fluids to avoid dehydration.
  • Stop it.
    Stay at home for at least 48 hours after the symptoms have stopped to reduce the chances of passing the virus onto others.

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