PARENTS across the city are being asked to keep an eye on their children following a sickness bug which is doing the round.
A large number of children and staff at Upton St Leonards C of E Primary have caught the sickness bug this week.
One parent said: “54 off pupils were off on Monday. One threw up in assembly. They have only just been given anti-bacterial gel.”
Cottia Howard, headteacher at Upton St Leonards, said, “We have taken precautions in the school to try to minimise the spread of a sickness bug that has affected some of the pupils and teachers.
“If the sickness rates reach the 20 per cent mark, our standard response is to involve the Health Protection Agency, though the number of children affected is declining.
“I’d like to reassure parents that we have given the school a thorough clean and placed hand wash and gel in every classroom.
“We have also issued a reminder to parents that children should stay at home for 48 hours after their symptoms have stopped.”