Circulation of Flu in the UK

Letter to early years settings on influenza outbreaks.

Public Health England have advised that influenza is beginning to circulate in certain parts of the UK, with a large number of schools affected in the North East of the country.  Over the past week there have been several schools affected in the South West, particularly Somerset and North Somerset.

The best protection against seasonal influenza is the annual influenza vaccination and the school immunisation programme is underway.  There is lots of information available including leaflets, posters and guidance on recognising and managing outbreaks on the NHS England website as well as the Spotty Book.

If you suspect an outbreak please contact your local Health Protection Team on 0300 303 8162 (option 1; option 1)