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Peel primary school hit by virus

Peel Clothworkers' Primary School (Photo: The school's Facebook page)

More than 100 pupils off with illness

A primary school in the west of the Island has taken to social media this week, asking parents to keep their children off school if they aren't '100% well'.

Peel Clothworkers says a lot of its staff and children have been absent with 'viral or flu-type symptoms' - Manx Radio has received reports the total number of people off is at more than 100.

The school's advice was: "if you feel your child is needing Calpol then please don’t send them in".

Dr John Snelling says Peel Medical Centre has been inundated with people who are suffering from the virus:

You can hear the full interview from Late Lunch below:

Dr John has also recorded a video on behalf of the government, which offers winter health advice:

 

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