Useful guidance and resources for the winter months

As the winter months are set to only get colder, it is vital that Care Homes are properly prepared, more than usual, for winter illnesses throughout the year.

Below, is a compilation of several useful guidance materials and resources to ensure you are up-to-date with the regulations around flu and the preventative measures that you can take to reduce the risks of infections spreading.


The Norovirus guidance below includes advice on avoidance of admission and preventative measures to put in place.

This link is recommended by the Health Protection Team as it is easy to use and links directly to the toolkit.

» Guidance for managing Norovirus outbreaks in healthcare settings
» Winter preparedness letter from Public Health England


Please note: This letter is dated September 2018 and this is the second time we are sending this letter

Staying Hydrated in the winter months

» ‘It all starts with a glass of water’ poster

» Hydration Toolkit