Several diarrhoea and vomiting outbreaks have been reported to the UK Health and Security Agency (UKHSA) and local authority in recent weeks. Thank you for your vigilance and reporting of these outbreaks in a timely manner. 

Early recognition of a diarrhoea and/or vomiting (D&V) outbreak amongst staff and/or the people you support, and prompt reporting is essential to implement timely and effective control measures.

If you suspect a diarrhoea and/or vomiting (D&V) outbreak in your setting, report the outbreak promptly to UKHSA.

Contact the UKHSA:

Tel: 0300 303 8537 or e-mail

UK Health Security Agency (UKHSA) HPT will undertake a full risk assessment and provide IPC advice and guidance.

Important note: Please advise visitors to not enter the care home if they are feeling unwell.

Click here for ways to prevent the spread of infection

Useful resources

Norovirus: What to do if you catch it and helping to stop the spread – UKHSA