FINHAM Park Secondary School in Coventry will remain closed today (Tuesday, December 10) to allow the completion of a deep clean, following an outbreak of norovirus.
Headteacher Chris Bishop announced on Friday that “high levels” of staff and pupils had been affected by the winter vomiting bug.
Rated ‘outstanding’ the school, which has around 1,500 pupils, was closed yesterday due to a deep clean over the weekend to prevent the spread of norovirus.
A planned Sixth Form parents evening has been cancelled and rescheduled to Tuesday December 17.
Pupils are advised to check the school’s VLE, FROG, for work from their teachers. Further updates will be given on the school website, Twitter and Facebook sites.
Schools in Leeds and Birmingham have also been forced to close due to outbreaks of the virus.
NHS England is urging people to stay at home if they get the bug and says they should not go back to work or school until at least 48 hours after symptoms pass.
Symptoms include nausea, diarrhoea and vomiting, while those affected can also suffer from high temperatures of 38°C and above, headaches and aching arms and legs.
Symptoms usually last for two to three days and advice on treatment can be found at: nhs