Headteachers from across Caerphilly County Borough have been briefed on the dangers of swine flu and how to deal with spread of the disease.
Dr Gill Richardson, the public health director for Caerphilly County Borough, briefed the teachers at a recent meeting and provided advice and guidance about recognising symptoms.
He also instructed them on infection control, immunisation and the implications of any outbreak on the school community.
Councillor Phil Bevan, Caerphilly County Borough Council’s cabinet member for education, said: “The meeting was an excellent opportunity for us to work with our partners in the health service to deliver important messages to our teaching staff.
“We all need to be vigilant and ensure everyone is up to date with the latest advice and guidelines to help limit the risk of infection – especially within the school community.”