The full guidance can be found at the link below.
A summary of the guidance:
- Diarrhoea and/or vomiting are the main symptoms of illnesses that can be transmitted through food.
- Staff handling food or working in a food handling area must report these symptoms to management immediately.
- Managers must exclude staff with these symptoms from working with or around open food, normally for 48 hours from when symptoms stop naturally.
Different action is required in some cases, as explained in section 9 of the guidance.
In addition, all staff who handle food and who work around open food must always:
- Wash and dry their hands before handling food, or surfaces likely to come into contact with food, especially after going to the toilet.
This is because it is possible to be infected but not have symptoms.