This guidance has been drawn up by a task and finish group to provide guidance to public health professionals on the prevention and investigation of cases of cryptosporidiosis linked to swimming pools in England and Wales.

This resource aims to provide care home managers and care home staff with support to increase flu vaccination among staff and residents and advice for the managment of an outbreak. Please also see the Flu Vaccine Update Chart which will help monitor flu vaccine uptake in the care home.

This guidance is for managing seasonal influenza or ‘flu’ within a healthcare setting and supersedes previous guidance including that was given for the 2009/10 H1N1 influenza pandemic and 2010/11 H1N1 ‘second wave’.