Influenza – Guidance for Care Homes

Publication Date: 08 November 2018

​​​​​​This guidance has been developed to provide key information to assist with prevention and control of cases of influenza in care homes.

It includes a pack of resources that should be used in addition to Standard Infection Control Precautions (SICPs) and Transmission Based Precautions (TBPs) as per the National Infection Prevention and Control Manual. Contained in the pack are:

  • Roles and responsibilities – to guide decision making
  • Key information for care home staff
  • Checklist to prepare for influenza season
  • Influenza outbreak checklist – to be completed as soon as an outbreak is suspected
  • Influenza Outbreak Daily Actions Checklist – for ongoing monitoring until outbreak is under control
  • Influenza Outbreak Data Record – for monitoring all residents symptoms
  • Influenza – Information for residents and visitors
  • Posters for use during outbreaks

Resource information

Health Protection Scotland
Publication type:
Guideline and Guidance