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E-Bug is an exciting, fun and free microbiology, hygiene and health education resource for children and young people from ages 4 – 18.

e-Bug is operated by Public Health England and provides resources for teachers and community groups including lesson plans and courses, interactive activities, handouts and worksheets. 

Topics include an introduction to microbes, hand hygiene, respiratory hygiene, food hygiene, vaccinations and antibiotics. e-Bug also has an interactive website for students hosting complementary games, interactive quizzes, disease fact sheets and much more. 

All the e-Bug materials are free to download at, and they are available in 23 different languages! 

Please visit the website to learn more about e-Bug, and the projects we are involved with, or contact 

E-bug Online


e-Bug teaching resource

 e-Bug is operated by Public Health England (PHE) as a free educational resource for teaching young people aged 4-18 about the spread, prevention, and treatment of infections and antibiotic use.

This course was developed by PHE and the British Society for Antimicrobial Chemotherapy (BSAC) for teachers/educators, and others who work with children or young people. Use this course to learn more about important health topics and increase your knowledge, skills and confidence in using e-Bug resources, which tie into efforts to reduce the spread of infections and antibiotic resistance in the UK.

Week 1: Introduction to microbes, hand hygiene, and respiratory hygiene

Week 2: Food hygiene and oral hygiene

Week 3: Antimicrobial resistance

Register for free here

Watch this space for exciting new training


E-Bug have developed a free face-to-face training workshop, for educators in schools and for community leaders to become “Approved e-Bug Educators”’. The free training aims to give educators and community leaders the skills, knowledge and confidence to teach about important health topics using e-Bug resources. Approved educators will receive a certificate of approval and can have their name appear on our website.


Approved e-Bug Educator training:

 If you are interested in the training please email 

PowerPoint: The best way to prevent spreading germs

The best prevention against the Coronavirus is still washing your hands.  Click on the link to view the proper way to do it.


Two fun videos to teach children how to wash their hands and learn good hygiene

Lesson pack for teaching good hygiene - Click Here


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