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The built environment

A building’s design can help infection prevention and control by providing an environment that is easy to clean and maintain. It is important that these features are designed into a refurbishment, upgrade or new build from commencement of the project.

When planning to make changes to an existing building e.g. extension, adaption or refurbishment, or are commissioning a new build, it is necessary to refer to current IPC guidance and best practice. The Department of Health has produced a series of Health Building Notes (HBNs), and Health Technical Memorandums (HTMs), that cover all aspects of building work, including fixtures and fitting.

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