Health Protection

Health Protection

Healthy pupils means fewer school days missed. Schools have a role to play in preventing the spread of illness.

National Guidance

Guidance: Health protection in schools and other childcare facilities a practical guide for staff on managing cases of infectious diseases in childcare settings

Infection Control Guidance from NICE

Winter-readiness (infection prevention) information for South East England schools and nurseries by Public Health England. Contains planning checklist, key messages, and resources.

HIOW Gastroenteritus Outbreak Guidance

Supporting pupils with medical conditions at school statutory guidance about the support that pupils with medical conditions should receive at school

Protecting children during outbreaks: immunisation in school guidance on outbreaks in schools including why immunisations are offered to protect children, and consent advice from Public Health England

Advice and Resources

Immunisation resources for schools and Measles promotional resources aimed at parents and carers to remind them to check that their child is up to date with their vaccinations

E-Bug online games and teaching resources about microbes, antibiotics and hand hygiene

The Spotty Book notes on infectious diseases in Schools and Nurseries

Tick awareness 


Hand hygiene information from the NHS

Bacteria and How To Fight Them (YouTube clip) BBC EarthLab

Global Handwashing Day 15 October

Sun Safety:

Hampshire County Council’s extreme weather advice

Sunscreen and Sun Safety information from the NHS

Sun Safe Schools