Norovirus forces two day closure of Dunrossness Primary

Dunrossness Primary School imposed a 48-hour closure on Thursday after an outbreak of the winter vomiting bug, Norovirus.

School officials say the decision to remain shut until Monday follows unfortunate incidents in which both pupils and staff were struck ill by the virus.

Director of the council’s children’s services, Helen Budge, said that the decision was made to keep the bug contained.

Moves will also be made to clean the school and the time off will also give those affected time to recover.

“The decision was taken, and I absolutely think it is the right decision,” she said.

“It got to the stage that the number of staff being off meant it was going to make it very difficult to cover everything.”


Add Your Comment

Add Your Comment

Please note, it is the policy of The Shetland Times to publish comments and letters from named individuals only. Both forename and surname are required.

Comments are moderated. Contributors must observe normal standards of decency and tolerance for the opinions of others.

The views expressed are those of contributors and not of The Shetland Times.

The Shetland Times reserves the right to decline or remove any contribution without notice or stating reason.

Comments are limited to 200 words but please email longer articles or letters to for consideration and include a daytime telephone number and your address. If emailing information in confidence please put "Not for publication" in both the subject line and at the top of the main message.

200 words left

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.


Get Latest News in Your Inbox

Join the The Shetland Times mailing list to get one daily email update at midday on what's happening in Shetland.