Norovirus

Help us spread the message, not the virus

For this year’s norovirus (‘winter vomiting bug’) seasonal awareness campaign, we have developed some resources for organisations and individuals to help us spread the message.

The key message is to advise the public to stay at home for 48 hours after their norovirus symptoms have stopped to avoid spreading it further.  You can find out more about norovirus on NHS Inform.

This toolkit provides you with:

  • posters and leaflets for you to display (if you haven't received any already)
  • digital banner ads to use on your websites
  • infographics for use on your social media accounts and websites
  • pre-written Tweets and Facebook posts.

Please use these resources to spread the word about norovirus.

Print materials

Download a public information poster and leaflets to display in your premises.

The poster should be displayed in a prominent place at eye level with the leaflets in close proximity.

Online resources

Banner ads

Download a range of banner ads to add to your website. These ads have been designed for specific organisations and health boards – scroll down to find an ad that meets your requirements  and use the accompanying code to insert the image and text into your site.

To help us track the campaign, please use the following URL when linking to NHS Inform from any of these banners:

http://www.nhsinform.scot/norovirus?utm_source=digital&utm_medium=banner&utm_campaign=norovirus_2015

Sample Banners for the Norovirus campaign 2014

Infographics

We have also designed the following simple graphics which get the key message across visually.

You can use these on your websites or share them via social media - we’ve included some suggested tweets and Facebook posts below.

Simply right-click and save the image to your computer before use.


Download the infographic pack




Norovisus vomit can travel up to 3 meters

if you get norovirus avoid direct contact with others for at least 48  hours after ypour symptoms have stopped

Norovisus vomit can travel up to 3 meters

Half of the people exposed to norovirus will also become sick
if you get norovirus avoid direct contact with others for at least 48  hours after ypour symptoms have stopped
Lower your risk of getting norovirus
What to do if you catch norovirus Stay at home until at leas 48 hours after your symptoms have stopped


Seasonal infographics

Half of the people exposed to norovirus will also become sick


if you get norovirus avoid direct contact with others for at least 48  hours after ypour symptoms have stopped

Download the infographic pack



Social media

Help us to spread the message further by sharing our messages via your social media accounts. We've made it easy by coming up with some suggested messages which you can simply copy and paste.

Twitter

Please use the hashtag #NoToNorovirus in your tweets and link to www.nhsinform.scot/norovirus for more information. You can also include the above infographics for greater impact - find out how to add images to a tweet.

Example tweets:

Had norovirus? Follow the rule, stay off school for at least 48 hours after symptoms have stopped.
http://www.nhsinform.scot/norovirus #NoToNorovirus



Had norovirus? Be one step ahead and stop the spread.
http://www.nhsinform.scot/norovirus #NoToNorovirus



When it comes to norovirus, sharing isn’t caring.
http://www.nhsinform.scot/norovirus #NoToNorovirus



Don’t give the gift of norovirus this Christmas.
http://www.nhsinform.scot/norovirus #NoToNorovirus



About 50% exposed to winter vomiting bug will also get ill. Keep it to yourself
http://www.nhsinform.scot/norovirus #NoToNorovirus



Norovirus (winter vomiting bug) vomit can travel 3 metres. Stay at home if sick
http://www.nhsinform.scot/norovirus #NoToNorovirus



Had winter vomiting bug? You are still contagious 48 hours after symptoms stop
http://www.nhsinform.scot/norovirus #NoToNorovirus



If you catch the winter vomiting bug, stay at home for 48 hours
http://www.nhsinform.scot/norovirus #NoToNorovirus



Had norovirus? You are still contagious 48 hours after your symptoms stop
http://www.nhsinform.scot/norovirus #NoToNorovirus



Wash your hands regularly to help keep norovirus away
http://www.nhsinform.scot/norovirus #NoToNorovirus



Norovirus is more serious for those that are already ill. Don't spread it
http://www.nhsinform.scot/norovirus #NoToNorovirus



Stay away from hospitals and care homes if you've had norovirus in last 48 hrs
http://www.nhsinform.scot/norovirus #NoToNorovirus



Don't spread norovirus. Keep your child off school for 48 hrs after symptoms stop
http://www.nhsinform.scot/norovirus #NoToNorovirus



Don't spread norovirus. Stay off work for 48 hours after symptoms go
http://www.nhsinform.scot/norovirus #NoToNorovirus


Facebook

You can post our infographics to your Facebook page and encourage your followers to share with their friends and family. Be sure to include the link www.nhsinform.scot/norovirus for more information.

Example Facebook post:

  • About 50% of those exposed to norovirus (the winter vomiting bug) will also get sick. If you catch it, stay at home 48 hours after the symptoms stop. Please share this and help spread the message, not the virus. More info: www.nhsinform.scot/norovirus
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