Food Poisoning

How to Stop it Spreading

To stop other people in your household becoming ill, you should-

  • try not to prepare/handle food
  • thoroughly wash hands with hot soapy water and dry them properly after using the toilet and before eating and drinking
  • daily clean and disinfect the toilet seat, bowl and handle, taps and door handles
  • the person who is ill should have their own towel which no-one else can use
  • any surfaces which have had contact with diarrhoea or vomit should be cleaned and disinfected
  • in the event of clothing/linens becoming soiled, as much vomit or faeces should be removed before washing on a hot wash in the washing machine
  • plastic gloves and protective clothing should be worn when cleaning any soiled areas/linens and hands should be thoroughly washing afterwards