A primary school near me was forced to close for two days this week as a result of an outbreak of winter vomiting virus. Public Health advised the school to carry out a deep clean but I was surprised that the teachers were instructed by the Headteacher to carry out the deep clean over those two days. This cannot be acceptable. Surely, if the environment is unsafe for children, it's unsafe for staff. If they become infected, they will take it home to their own families and possibly spread it to children attending other schools and adults in other workplaces. Does anyone know what the normal procedure is in this situation? Who would normally carry out a deep clean in the case of a suspected pathogenic infection?