Norovirus - 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 norovirus 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:

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

Resource information

Health Protection Scotland
Publication type:
Guideline and Guidance