Health workers tackle Norovirus

Health workers in Nottingham are hoping to stop winter vomiting bug Norovirus in its tracks this year with a major new awareness campaign.

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Campaign to tackle Norovirus launched in Nottingham

Nottingham CityCare are launching the campaign across the city Credit: ITV News Central

A campaign to tackle the spread of Norovirus has been launched in Nottingham.

Each year, the virus costs the NHS £100million a year, and affects thousands of people, but simple steps like cleaning surfaces and washing hands can stop the spread.

Domestic and General is one business in Nottingham that is making its staff aware of the campaign.

Cleaning surfaces stops the chance of the virus spreading Credit: ITV News Central

How can Norovirus be prevented?

  • Always wash hands thoroughly with soap and warm water - particularly after going to the toilet, before preparing or eating food, and after changing a baby's nappy
  • Do not use dirty cutlery
  • Do not allow raw food to come into contact with cooked food
  • Ensure all food is thoroughly cooked, especially meat and shellfish
  • Avoid contact with anyone suffering from the virus for two to three days after they are completely free of symptoms

Norovirus tackled with new awareness campaign

Health workers in Nottingham are hoping to stop winter vomiting bug Norovirus in its tracks this year with a major new awareness campaign.

Staff at the Nottingham CityCare Partnership will be issuing information about how the bug is caught, how to prevent it, and what to do when you have it.

NHS workers in Nottingham are launching a campaign to tackle winter vomiting bug Norovirus
NHS workers in Nottingham are launching a campaign to tackle winter vomiting bug Norovirus Credit: Dominic Lipinski/PA

Norovirus is highly contagious and puts the NHS under great strain during the winter months.

Not only does it involve more people going into hospital, it often means wards have to be closed to admissions and visitors to try to control the spread.

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