Polling station schools (General Election 12 December 2019): Norovirus
03 Dec 2019
A number of schools will serve as polling stations at the General Election on 12 December 2019.
Norovirus is a highly contagious bug that causes vomiting and diarrhea. It is found commonly in schools and hospitals.
Given that a number of schools will be open to members of the public, the The Spotty Book: Notes on infectious diseases in schools’ produced by Public Health England (PHE) should be referred to for any deep cleaning required in the event of an outbreak. This book would also serve as a reference point if, for example, a child or adult vomits on the day in the polling area.
If schools need to speak to a public health specialist about Norovirus or any other infection, PHE can be contacted on the details below:
Tel: 020 3326 1658
Out of hours: 01895 238 282 (ask for the North West London Health Protection Team on-call staff)
If there is any outbreak between now and the elections, the Ealing Council staff below also need to be informed.