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Infection control advice for schools and other childcare settings

Schools and nurseries and other childcare settings, are common sites for transmission of infection as children are particularly susceptible. Some of this advice also applies to those who are homeschooled or do not have access to mainstream education.

Children have immature immune systems, close contact with other children, sometimes have no or incomplete vaccinations and have a poor understanding of hygiene practices. As such, there is a risk of infections quickly spreading. Remember, the best way to prevent and manage infectious disease is to:

  • Promote immunisation
  • Promptly exclude the unwell child or member of staff
  • Check that effective hand washing is being carried out routinely

Contact Us

For further information, please contact Dudley Council Plus.

Telephone: 0300 555 2345

Opening hours: 8.30am to 5pm, Monday to Friday.
The office is closed at weekends and on bank holidays.

Visit the UK Health Security Agency website for guidance on health protection in Schools and other childcare settings.