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Winter Illness

As you will be aware, there have been high numbers of reports of D&V and flu-like illness in schools across the North East.  Although the types of illness being reported are not unusual, illness seems to have started earlier and at a greater rate than in previous years.

The Health Protection Team at Public Health England has been providing infection control and exclusion advice to schools on an individual school basis but, given the unprecedented levels of calls, they have now confirmed that flu is circulating, and they are changing their ways of working to ensure that they can continue to deliver a safe health protection service across all aspects of their work.

The Health Protection Team has developed an advice sheet for schools and nurseries about managing winter viral illness and a general information leaflet that we have attached to this post.

DV and ILI leaflet for NE Schools – November 2019 FINAL

20191126 Managing increases in winter viruse illness – communication to NE schools from PHE – FINAL