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

Last updated: Mon 30th July, 2018 @ 16:51