Infectious and contagious diseases and immunisations

Strep A/Scarlet Fever

Coronavirus (COVID-19)
Advice for schools and childcare settings during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, including operating guidance and emergency contacts.

Pre-school vaccinations: guide to vaccinations from 2 to 5 years (GOV.UK)
Guide providing details of immunisations for children between 2 and 5 years, before they start school.

Prevention and control of respiratory infections (including COVID-19) (GOV.UK pdf)
Key actions for managing acute respiratory infections - ARI- (including COVID-19 and flu) in an education or childcare setting.

Winter readiness information for London schools (pdf)
Public Health England (PHE) briefing: information, checklists and leaflets on flu, norovirus and meningitis.

Flu vaccination programme 2022 to 2023: information for healthcare practitioners (GOV.UK)
Guidance for healthcare practitioners on the national influenza immunisation programme 2022 to 2023

Flu vaccination: who should have it this winter and why (GOV.UK)
Leaflet explaining the importance of the influenza (flu) vaccination this winter 2021 to 2022.

Immunisation: Resources for schools (GOV.UK)
Promotional resources for schools.

The Spotty Book: Notes on infectious diseases in schools

Ealing school immunisation programme: flu vacciniation, HPV vaccination and teenage booster vaccinations.

Reporting a suspected outbreak

If you suspect an outbreak please report it immediately to those listed below:

North West London HPT
Email: or for PII (Patient Identifiable Information)
Tel: 0300 303 0450 (including out of hours)

Ealing Council
Raj Chowdhury
Schools health and safety adviser
Address: Perceval House, 3rd floor SE (plum), 14/16 Uxbridge Road, Ealing, W5 2HL
Tel: 020 8825 7287
Mobile: 07568 130 165

Contact for any immunisation in schools queries:
Central North West London NHS Foundation Trust


Infection control arrangements

You need to login with your EGfL user account to access the arrangements. To register for a user account, email (for Ealing maintained schools and academies only).

Infection control April 2018 (pdf)
Infection control - common infections and causes Feb 2016
Infection control - handwashing
Infection control - cleaning of blood and other bodily fluids
Infection control - action on exposure

Health protection in education and childcare settings (GOV.UK)

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Last updated: 22 Apr 2024