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

Below, we have compiled several useful guidance materials and resources to make sure you are up-to-date with the regulations around flu and the preventative measures you can take to reduce the risks of infections spreading.


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

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