Infection control in schools

Guidance for school staff on hygiene and vaccination.

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Guidance on infection control in schools and other childcare settings

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This guidance provides advice on:

  • preventing the spread of infections
  • which diseases to vaccinate for
  • how long to keep children away from school
  • infections such as athlete’s foot, flu, German measles, head lice, impetigo, TB
Published 1 April 2010
Last updated 2 September 2014 + show all updates
  1. Updated guidance and format.

  2. First published.