School closes again because of Norovirus

One of the Island's primary schools is to remain closed until after the Easter break because of a norovirus outbreak.

Ballacottier Primary School in Farmhill was shut on Friday to allow the building to undergo a deep clean after students and staff were affected by the bug.

Pupils returned to school this morning, but the Headteacher says she isn't happy with the standard of cleaning, resulting in the premises being closed again.

The Department of Education and Children is working to find alternative accommodation for the pupils, and parents are being asked to collect their children from Ballacottier.

The school and the Department will issue updates on the school's website and social media.

More than 100 of the school's 270 pupils have been ill because of the outbreak.