Sickness bug hits Chepstow school

More than a three hundred of our children at The Dell Primary School in Chepstow are off school today due to the spread of a stomach bug.

Of 406 pupils in the school, only 99 have turned in today. We can’t say how many of the 307 absences have the virus, as many parents have contacted the school to say they’re keeping their children at home so as to avoid them catching the bug. Twenty staff (including cooks, etc.) are off.

Yesterday we gave classrooms at the school deep clean before children came back into school today. Tests are also being carried out at the school, to identify if the winter sickness bug norovirus is responsible for the infections.

Because the bug has a 48 hour life, the school is expecting to be back to normal next week.

The Mathern & St Arvans bus will run as normal this afternoon.

Get well soon to all the children and staff who have this nasty bug – we all wish you a speedy recovery.





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