Infection control is the name given to policies and procedures intended to prevent the spread of infectious diseases among staff and service users. All of the staff working in a health or social care setting are at risk of infection, or of spreading infection, especially if their role brings them into contact with blood or bodily fluids like urine, faeces, vomit or sputum.

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The principal source of information about the symptoms and mode of transmission of Coronavirus (COVID-19) can be found in Healthcare-associated Infections. Information on procedures to prevent the spread of COVID-19 can be found in the Infection Prevention and Control Procedures. This topic contains details about support, resilience and outbreak management. The Coronavirus Toolkit contains summary information and links to a wide range of COVID-19 content.

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