25 January 2024

New guidance for managing measles in optometric settings

This guidance supports members in preparing for and managing suspected or confirmed cases of measles.

We have published new guidance on completing a risk assessment and managing local measles outbreaks in primary care optometry settings following local and national alerts issued regarding a measles outbreak across the UK. 

Members should read the new College guidance, follow advice from their local public health team and remember that measles is a notifiable condition. It is vital that practices are prepared to implement transmission-based precautions (TBPs) when providing eye care to people with measles to minimise the risk to your teams and patients whilst ensuring continuity of services.

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