I think I have Food Poisoning

Depending on the severity of symptoms you are advised to:

If you work with food, in care or in schools do not return to work until you are symptom-free for 48 hours!  You must also inform your employer of your symptoms.

Parents, carers or guardians of children aged under five years or disabled adults are advised to keep them away from school or other establishments until they have also been symptom free for 48 hours. Many of these establishments will already have in place their own exclusion policy for sickness and diarrhoea.

Some serious infections can require you to be excluded from work, school or nursery on advice from medical practitioners, or consultants in public health.  For some types of infectious gastroenteritis caused by parasitic infection (e.g. cryptosporidium and giardia) exclusion for period of 2 weeks symptom-free will apply before going swimming because of the persistent nature of this type of infectious agent in the body.

For further information on Food Poisoning statistics in the UK visit the Food Standards Agency website.

Last updated: 18/06/2020 09:37:40