Flu: information for prison and detention centre staff in England

How to respond to individual cases or outbreaks of seasonal flu, including vaccination, recommendations, and managing outbreaks.


Seasonal flu guidance for 2018 to 2019 for healthcare and custodial staff in prisons, immigration removal centres and other prescribed places of detention for adults in England

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This guidance is for:

  • prison governors and directors
  • prison healthcare staff
  • NHS England area teams
  • PHE centre health protection teams
  • immigration removal centre healthcare teams
  • secure training centres
Published 1 October 2013
Last updated 31 October 2018 + show all updates
  1. Added latest version of document.
  2. Updated with guidance for 2017 to 2018 flu season.
  3. Uploaded 2016 to 2017 version
  4. Updated with guidance for 2015 to 2016 flu season.
  5. Updated in line with current guidance.
  6. First published.