Last reviewed on 26 November 2021
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See examples of infection control policies from schools and guidance from Public Health England about how to control infectious illnesses.

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Cherry Childcare has an infection control policy for its nurseries. 

It includes:

  • Procedures if children become ill while at nursery
  • Amount of time children should stay at home, depending on their symptoms
  • Information about infection risks for pregnant mothers
  • Approach to administering prescribed antibiotics


Beckbury Primary School in Shropshire has an infection control policy on its website (under 'Aspects Policies'). The policy covers topics such as:

  • Pupil and staff immunisation
  • Pregnant staff members
  • Handling food
  • Procedures for when someone is feeling unwell 


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