To help prevent the spread of flu, COVID-19 and other illnesses, it is important to stay home if you feel unwell. Influenza and gastroenteritis are easily spread, so it is essential to wash your hands, cough or sneeze into your elbow and wipe down regularly touched surfaces.

As an accommodation facility you may have some shared spaces, such as kitchens, bathrooms, or common rooms. Having a regular cleaning regime can help reduce the spread of illness.


Influenza - or flu - is a virus that spreads quickly from person to person. Symptoms include fever, chills, aches, runny nose, a cough and stomach upset. Immunisation is your best defence against the flu.


Gastroenteritis (tummy bug) is a gut infection that causes stomach cramps, vomiting and diarrhoea (runny, watery poos).


Please help prevent the spread of flu, COVID-19 and other illnesses – door poster

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Last updated 30 June 2020.