The e-Bug team from Public Health England has developed a new community hygiene course called “Beat the Bugs”.

The Beat the Bugs course is a 6-week community hygiene course which aims to increase awareness and change behaviour around hygiene and antibiotic use.

It comprises six fun, visual and interactive sessions, covering: an introduction to microbes, hand and respiratory hygiene, food hygiene, oral hygiene, antibiotics and a final session on self-care and action planning for the future.

The course is designed to be delivered by community groups for community groups and is suitable for a range of community groups including adults with learning difficulties, young mothers and younger audiences such as girl guides, scouts, youth groups, and after-school clubs.