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Infection Control Updates from UKHSA - November 2022


Please see below for recent updates including:

  • Winter vomiting bug cases rising
  • UKHSA South West website containing links to all the resources Education and Childcare Settings need to manage infections this winter.
  • Next UKHSA webinar – save the date!

Winter vomiting bug

  • We are starting to see a rise in cases of diarrhoea and vomiting, usually caused by norovirus. It is highly infectious and outbreaks in schools and      early years’ settings are common.
  • Teach children how to wash their hands thoroughly and do not rely on alcohol gels as they do not kill norovirus.
  • Infected staff and students can return 48 hours after diarrhoea and vomiting have stopped.
  • Guidance on if and when to contact the UKHSA Health Protection Team can be found here Managing outbreaks and incidents - GOV.UK (

UKHSA Infection Prevention and Control and Winter Readiness Toolkit for Early Years and Education Settings

Save the Date!  Next South West Health Protection Team webinar on Infection Prevention in Education and Early Year’s Settings

In preparation for the bugs that will be circulating this winter, this webinar will help your school to reduce spread with a reminder of the actions needed to prevent and control infections.  The next date is Thursday 17th November 4-5pm, to book onto this and other sessions visit Health Protection in Early Years and Educational Settings Registration, Multiple Dates | Eventbrite.

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