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In BriefSickness bug closes Fife school

Sickness bug closes Fife school

A FIFE primary school has been forced to shut its doors after staff and pupils were struck down by a sickness bug.

Sinclairtown Primary School in Kirkcaldy, Fife, has sent 306 pupils home after an unknown number were hit by an unknown virus.

A notice was posted on Fife Council website stating it was closed for reasons relating to “health and safety”.

And a statement on the council’s social media page said: “Sinclairtown Primary School now closed until further notice due to Health and Safety.”

Lisa Curtis, chairwoman of the Sinclairtown Primary Parent Council, said more than 30 pupils called in sick yesterday.

The mother-of-two said: “I know that yesterday they brought in extra cleaners for the school because around 30 children had called in with the sickness bug.

“I can only presume that there must have been more cases today because they’ve shut the school and will probably be deep cleaning it.”

She added: “The council said they would be in touch over the weekend about it possibly reopening early next week. It’s for the best really because we don’t want everyone coming down with it.”

A spokeswoman for NHS Fife said they were aware of the closure.


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