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Red Hill school shut down early for Easter due to gastro outbreak

WORD ON THE STREET

A Victorian primary school has been shut down early for Easter due to a major gastro outbreak.

The Department of Education has confirmed students at Red Hill Consolidated School have been asked not to come in for the final day of term due to the outbreak.

Tom Elliott has been told 180 of the school’s students and roughly 40 per cent of staff had caught the illness.

The Department of Health and Human Services is currently investigating what caused the outbreak.

STATEMENT FROM THE EDUCATION DEPARTMENT

‘Red Hill Consolidated School has asked parents to keep their children at home tomorrow, the final day of term, due to a large number of students and staff having gastroenteritis.’

‘The school is working with the Department of Health and Human Services to investigate the cause of the outbreak.’

‘Parents who are concerned about their child’s health are urged to seek medical advice.’

Information about gastroenteritis is available from the Better Health Channel: https://www.betterhealth.vic.gov.au/health/conditionsandtreatments/gastroenteritis

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