School closed following virus outbreak
PUBLISHED: 09:03 02 December 2019 | UPDATED: 16:21 02 December 2019
A school closed for a deep clean after an outbreak of illness among students.
Ormiston Herman Academy in Gorleston did not open on Monday (December 2) following the spread of the bug, which caused vomiting and diarrhoea, last week.
A spokesperson for the school said: "Over the last few days, an increasing number of pupils have been absent from school with a sickness bug.
"Having sought advice from Public Health England, who we are continuing to work closely with, we have taken the decision to close the school today. "This is so that we can undertake an additional clean in some key areas, following the deep clean of the entire school which was completed over the weekend.
"The health and wellbeing of everyone at the school is our number one priority, and we take our duty of care to our pupils and staff extremely seriously.
"We are doing all we can to minimise the spread of the virus, and will be continuing to keep parents and carers updated. We would like to thank everyone for their understanding and cooperation at this time," the school said.
Symptoms of the virus typically begin 12 to 48 hours after exposure, lasting from one to three days.
The school expects to open again on Tuesday (December 3) as normal.