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Stop Norovirus Checklist

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Stop Norovirus Checklist

Norovirus is a stomach bug or the winter vomiting bug is one of the most contagious viruses and highly infectious. Don’t spread it stay at home.

Symptoms are nausea, diarrhoea and projectile vomiting for 48 hours.

The virus easily spreads through direct or indirect contact. Once it’s on your hands, it can transfer it to your mouth. The primarily way norovirus spreads is the faecal-oral route, but can spread through vomit droplets.

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It can be picked up simply by touching contaminated surfaces or from something you eat by ingesting contaminated small amounts of infected faeces or fluid droplets. Food and water can become contaminated while handled with contaminated hands.

There is no medication that can make you better but you can help manage the symptoms.

Remember to rest and drink plenty of fluids to rehydrate also replace electrolytes to stop is key to getting better. 

Stop Norovirus Checklist

Stomach bug or the winter vomiting bug

Wash your hands thoroughly – Continual handwashing using soap and water must be used for hand hygiene.


Wipe all hard surfaces with bleach solution to disinfect virus-contaminated areas.

Wear gloves which dealing with a sick person.

Use plastic bags for contaminated nappies if a baby.

Preparing Food

Wash hands before both preparing and eating food.

Wash all food produce before eating it.

Wash Clothes, Bed Linen & Towels

Handle contaminated clothes carefully and launder them as soon as possible at 60 degrees or higher.

Dispose or move carefully to avoid spreading norovirus by air.

Travel and Recreation

The virus can be spread for up to two weeks after symptoms subside.

Don’t travel to reduce the risk of spreading it to others.

Don’t use swimming pools.

New virus Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) has been in the news so we have created a checklist guide on how to reduce exposure and transmission​.

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