Norovirus closes Thornden School

School closure in Chandler’s Ford after Norovirus outbreak.

 

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Thornden School in Chandler’s Ford has announced they have closed the school due to an outbreak of the vomiting bug.

We understand that up to 100 students and staff have been affected and students were sent home early yesterday. To avoid the continued spread of sickness the school will remain closed until Tuesday (7 May) so that a ‘deep clean’ can take place.

The school has been working with Public Health England to ensure everything is done to contain the illness.

Su Whelan, the school’s Headteacher, has said in a statement on the school website ‘While closing the school is not undertaken lightly, the seriousness of severe sickness and diarrhoea on a large scale must be avoided.’

Thornden School also closed last March after a similar outbreak of sickness.