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Outbreak management

Early reporting of suspected outbreaks in a care home, nursery or school is essential for effective management.

If two or more people are displaying symptoms of the same condition; please contact Public Health England on 0344 225 0562 and select option 2 for Cumbria and Lancashire.

For the management of diarrhoea and vomiting please refer to the outbreak guidance (PDF 658 KB).

There are useful printable resources included in this document:

  • Action check list for Care Home Manager
  • Resident and Staff Outbreak Log Sheet
  • Visitor Outbreak Notice Poster
  • Hand Wash Notice Poster
  • Cleaning Equipment Colour Coding

For further information about Norovirus, Scabies, Influenza and other infections; please refer to the NHS Choices website.