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Handwashing Guidance

Now that your child has started a new school year, it’s a good time to reduce the spread of infections, like winter vomiting bug, influenza and other contact infections.


The most effective way of doing this is through good hand hygiene.


Parents play the biggest role in influencing their children in their hand washing habits.  Washing your hands, aside from vaccination, is probably the most effective contribution you can make as a parent to reducing the spread of infection.  Regular hand washing, especially after going to the toilet or during an illness (especially, cold, flu, vomiting and diarrhoea) will help prevent the spread of infection.


Please click below to download the Local Authority guidance document for Parents and Carers.