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Swine flu update

21 Aug 2009

Latest advice and information for staff


The UK is well prepared for the current Swine Flu (H1N1) pandemic and has recently moved from the previous strategy of containment to one of presuming a diagnosis and providing anti-viral treatment depending on the symptoms.

In line with this National Guidance, we are advising all colleagues - including those of you who suspect you may have come into contact with somebody with presumed swine flu - to continue as normal and come into work unless you develop symptoms, in which case you should remain at home and contact your General Practitioner.

If receiving anti-viral treatment, you will no longer be infectious if you have been on medication for five days and your symptoms have resolved.

To diagnose whether you have swine flu, you can use the simple checklist online at:

For further updated information/advice on swine flu, please visit the Health Protection Agency website: