Some schools could close today after a recall notice was issued for hand sanitiser

By James Fenton

October 23, 2020 at 9:31am


The Department of Agriculture has issued a product recall notice for Virapro hand sanitiser which has been used in a number of schools.

The Department of Education has asked schools to check whether they have used this supplier and, if they have, to stop doing so on the advice of the Department of Agriculture.

The statement by the Department of Education goes on to say that 'schools that are impacted by this can make local arrangements to purchase stocks and can maximise the use of hand washing to support necessary hand hygiene.'

It continues: 'If a school that is impacted judges it necessary to do so, they can choose to close for the day or close early on Friday, October 23.'

Today is the last day of before the mid-term break and students aren't scheduled to return to school until Monday, November 2. More information on the hand sanitiser recall canbe found here.

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