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Guidance on infection control in school and other childcare settings 

Guidance on infection control in school and other childcare settings
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date: 26 June 2019

Infection control in school and other childcare settings is extremely important. Prevention of the spread of infections is best ensured by: routine immunization, high standards of personal hygiene and practice, particularly handwashing, and maintaining a clean environment. Once infection has occurred, it may be necessary to exclude children from contact with others so as to prevent further cases. Advice on exclusion periods often varies across Europe. The European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control information is provided in this chapter. In England, it is advised to discuss community infection control with the local health protection unit.

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