4.9 HOUSE RULES - PERSONAL HYGIENE
to Work after illness
Staff should not return to work until they have been free
of gastro-intestinal symptoms(vomiting/diarrhoea) for 48 hours. Staff who have been taking anti-diarrhoeal
medication should not return to work until they have been symptom-free for at least 48 hours
after stopping the use of the medication.
Certain infections including dysentery, E.coli O157, typhoid
and paratyphoid require formal exclusion and then medical clearance before
returning to food handling duties. A 'Return to Work Questionnaire'
that may be used for this purpose can be found at the end of this sub-section.
Please note that some individuals may have
medical conditions that cause changes to bowel habits and which are not associated with a risk of infection. In such
cases, only a change in bowel habit associated with a possible infection should be considered as significant.