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Guidance on infection prevention and control

The document in the download section of this page is a poster for schools and childcare settings which adapts and expands on the Public Health England guidance document for infection prevention and control in a clear and accessible format.

There are a number of additional features which we have included in the poster to help make it even more useful:

  • you can use your smartphone or other mobile device to scan the QR codes in the poster to access online digital versions of the guidance used to develop the poster, including further information on vaccination and immunisation schedules.  There are a number of different QR code scanning apps available to download for free online.  If you are not able to use this technology, we have included shortened URLs to help you easily link to the guidance online
  • we have adapted the recommendations to include advice from our local Public Health England Health Protection Team and contact details for the Public Health England Centre have also been included for your convenience

This poster has been developed in partnership between South Gloucestershire Council, Bristol City Council, North Somerset Council and Public Health England South West.

Following changes to underpinning national guidance this poster has been reviewed and updated. The following changes to the 2016 version of the poster have been made:

  • updated QR code and link to the Public Health England Guidance on Infection Control in Schools and other Childcare Settings;
  • updated advice and information on the following rashes and skin infections: chickenpox, cold sores, rubella, measles, scabies and slapped cheek/fifth disease;
  • updated advice and information on the following respiratory infections: influenza/flu, tuberculosis (TB) and whooping cough (pertussis);
  • updated advice and information on the following diarrhoea and vomiting illnesses: E. coli 0157 STEC, typhoid [and paratyphoid] (enteric fever) and shigella (bacillary dysentery), cryptosporidiosis and giardiasis;
  • updated advice and information on the following other infections: meningococcal meningitis/septicaemia, viral meningitis, mumps and worm infestations;
  • updated telephone number for Public Health England South West.
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