To help prevent the spread of flu, COVID-19 and other illnesses, it is important people stay home if unwell. Influenza and gastroenteritis are easily spread, so it is essential people wash their hands, wear a mask, cough or sneeze into their elbow and high-touch surfaces are wiped down regularly.

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 the 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 22 May 2024.