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Public Health England's infection prevention and control teaching resources for the educational sector

About e-Bug

e-Bug (operated by PHE) is a free educational resource for classroom and home use and makes learning about micro-organisms, the spread, prevention and treatment of infection, fun and accessible for all teachers and students.

All activities and lesson plans have been designed to complement the National Curriculum eg. RSHE, Science. To find a selection of lessons to complement your chosen area, select from the tags below. You will also find a range of interactive activities to complement learning, including games, quizzes, and debate kits.

Educator Resources

Teach about micro-organisms, the spread, prevention and treatment of infection, using e-Bug’s lesson plans, interactive activities, student worksheets, quizzes, videos and more. Designed for KS1-KS4.


Interactive e-Learning or remote training for educators and members of the community who teach children and young people; designed to improve knowledge and confidence to teach e-Bug topics.

Community Resources

Earn badges with our Antibiotic Guardian youth programme, or try ‘Beat the Bugs’ with family and community groups.





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e-Bug is a free educational resource, operated by Public Health England, which contributes to the government’s ongoing action plan to tackle antimicrobial resistance. e-Bug resources make learning about microbes, antibiotics and the spread and treatment of infection, engaging and accessible.


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DISCLAIMER: e-Bug was developed for use in schools pre-COVID-19 and so some activities may require modification based on your school’s distancing guidelines.

Please use your judgement and tell us how you have modified the activities, or if you would like to discuss some ideas, contact