Managing Winter Virus Illness

Currently some schools in the Wakefield district and across the Yorkshire and Humber region are experiencing an increase in the number of pupils absent due to diarrhoea and vomiting (D&V) and flu-like illness. The Public Health England (PHE) Health Protection Team have been providing infection control and exclusion advice to schools on an individual school basis but, given the unprecedented levels of calls, there is now revised and updated advice for schools. 

Attached you can find a number of advice and information sheets/ flyers including helpful information on general things to know, how to manage illness, flu vaccination materials, as well as Q&A documents.

There are also some useful links, should you wish to use them, to explain the vaccination programme - as there has been some confusion and negative views in circulation.