SOME Horsham parents have kept children home from school as a precaution following a gastro outbreak last week.
Horsham West and Haven Primary School and Horsham Primary School last week posted a statement to their respective Facebook pages noting several reported cases of gastro among students.
A Holy Trinity Lutheran College spokeswoman on Monday said while there were not many reported cases of gastro at the school, a number of parents had kept their children at home as a precaution.
"After the community notice, there were not many students attending school on Wednesday," she said.
She said she hoped all students would return after the Melbourne Cup public holiday on Tuesday because the increased absences had been disruptive to learning.
A spokesman from Horsham West and Haven Primary school's Haven campus said there were no known cases of gastro among students. He said he was not aware of the one reported case at the campus last week.
Allambi Elderly Peoples Home in Dimboola posted a statement to their Facebook page on Saturday, asking anyone who may be affected by gastro to stay away.
"With reported gastro outbreaks in Horsham and Nhill, please, please if you are feeling unwell or have been in contact with anyone who is unwell do not visit us here at Allambi. We thank you for your understanding," the statement read.
"If you do visit, please wash your hands on arrival and use the alcohol hand dispenser located at the front door."
Horsham Primary School and Ss Michael and John's Primary School had a student-free day on Monday.
Horsham West Primary School and Horsham and District Kindergarten Association did not respond to questions by deadline.
All Horsham schools will be closed to students on Tuesday for the Melbourne Cup public holiday.
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