Swine Flu


How will infection control be managed and maintained during an outbreak?

Sick ChildIf children become ill with flu-like symptoms, such as fever, lethargy, cough, runny nose, headache, vomiting or diarrhoea, parents will be asked to keep them at home and to seek medical advice.

If anyone in the setting has contracted swine flu, parents will be informed and asked to keep their children at home and seek medical advice.

Measures will be taken to reduce the risk of transmission, such as sneezing into tissues, proper disposal of the tissues, and hand washing. Antibacterial wipes will be used to clean surfaces and toys.

Will the setting close or stay open during a pandemic?
If any adult in the setting contracts swine flu, the setting will be closed, medical advice will be sought, and the setting will re-open only when all the symptoms have gone.

We will continue to seek information and advice from the Health & Safety Officer and Sure Start.

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