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Advice on enteric precautions

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Thorough hand washing and drying is the most important factor in preventing the spread of gastro-intestinal infection.

For further information please do not hesitate to contact the Food Hygiene and Safety Team.

How to avoid and treat gastro-intestinal infections

  • Thoroughly clean hands and nails by washing well with soap and hot water especially after visiting the toilet. Keep nails cut short
  • Wash hands after: handling the patient, handling their bedding, handling their clothing, and handling sick room equipment
  • Always wash your hands before preparing or serving food. If possible avoid preparing food until you are symptom free
  • Always wash your hands before eating meals
  • Disinfect toilet seats, flush handles, wash hand basin taps and toilet door handles daily
  • Do not share eating utensils and drinking cups
  • Do not share towels or nailbrushes
  • Particular attention should be given to ensuring that children wash their hands regularly and do not put objects or fingers in their mouths
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