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Wednesday, 9 May 2012

Separate toilets for residents who are unwell

In accordance with Health Protection Agency guidance we are designating a communal toilet per floor for those with vomiting and diarrhoea symptoms. Each toilet will have a pink sign and will be for both male and female residents.

Please could all other residents use the other toilet further along the corridor, and again for both male and female residents. This will have a green sign on the door.

These arrangements will be in place until further notice.

Once again may I stress the crucial importance of strict hand hygiene for EVERYONE. Use the alcohol gel. But remember the best hand hygiene is from thorough washing with soap and water.

Individuals affected can remain infectious for up to 48 hours after their symptoms have gone, so if you have been unwell, keep up your hand washing and try to avoid contact with unaffected people for 2 days after your last episode of diarrhoea.