11 Mar Norovirus Alert

Unfortunately a local school close to Nayland College has experienced a norovirus outbreak. Norovirus is highly infectious, very easily spread from person to person and people are contagious for up to 48 hours after symptoms have ceased. Very young and older people are especially vulnerable.

Norovirus outbreaks are common. This is because the virus spreads very easily and quickly from infected people to others, and through contaminated foods and surfaces. The most common symptoms are:

  • Diarrhea
  • Vomiting
  • Nausea
  • Stomach pain

Children with symptoms should be kept home from schools and adults should stay away from their workplace, while they are sick and for 48 hours after their last vomiting or diarrhoea episode.

Protect yourself and others from norovirus:

  • Wash your hands often
  • Rinse fruits and vegetables
  • Cook shellfish thoroughly
  • Stay home when sick and for two days after symptoms stop
  • Avoid preparing food for others when sick and for two days after symptoms stop


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By Nayland College Administration