HYGIENE A MUST: Students are advised to wash their hands regularly to keep gastro under control.
HYGIENE A MUST: Students are advised to wash their hands regularly to keep gastro under control. Danielle Lowe

Gastro outbreak sweeps through primary school

KUMBIA State School is experiencing a suspected outbreak of gastroenteritis.

In a Facebook post, Acting Principal, Erin Thorpe advised of the outbreak and assured parents the school had the situation under control.

The health and safety of the students and staff is the highest priority and the school has advised of a series of preventative measures currently being implemented in the school.

You can prevent your child contracting bad case of gastro with the following suggestions:

  • Encouraging students to frequently wash their hands especially before meals.
  • Provide the children with antibacterial gel for hand washing.
  • Encourage children to drink from bottled water.

The school has suggested no use of school bubblers to restrict potential student-to-student transmission.

Acting Principal, Erin Thorpe has invited concerned parents to contact the school on 4164 4244 or 4164 4128.

If your child is showing symptoms of vomiting and diarrhoea, contact your doctor.