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3. Controlling the spread of infection

Practising good hygiene

  • wash your hands frequently
  • do not share towels and flannels
  • do not share cups, glasses, dishes or cutlery
  • disinfect any hard surfaces that an infected person has touched with a chlorine releasing agent, such as bleach

If you are suffering from an infectious disease you should not be at work, especially if you are a food handler, nurse or work with young children or the elderly.

You can normally return to work 48 hours after you have recovered.

Food handlers - fitness to work - a practical guide for food business operators

The Spotty Book provides general guidance for school teachers and people with young children in their care about the prevention and control of infectious diseases.