Preparing for a flu outbreak
- Lunch time and end of the day clean
- Toys and equipment are cleaned and sterilized regularly on a rolling rota
- Extra care will be taken to ensure that children do not share cups, cutlery etc
- Children wash their hands after using the toilet, after messy activities and before and after eating
- Tissues are used to wipe the children’s noses, older children are encouraged to do this themselves. There are tissue stations with mirrors at the children’s height.
- Children will be sent home if they are showing flu like symptoms, these include a fever, high temp, dry cough, vomiting or diarrhoea
- We will inform parents of any suspected cases within the nursery with children or staff.
- Parents should keep their child home from nursery if they display flu like symptoms or have been into contact with anyone who has.
- We will review this policy as we receive guidance from the local council or government.
- We actively promote the Flu Vaccine.
In the event of an outbreak.
- We will keep parents up to date on how many cases we have had.
- Staff will continue to be vigilant and keep up with the prevention policy.
- The management team will work with the local council and health management team on implementing the latest advice.
- In the extreme case of the nursery needing to close then the parents will be informed by the nursery manager at the earliest opportunity.
- In this instance OFSTED would be informed.