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Updated Guidelines for Anaphylaxis Prevention and Management - December 2023

The National Allergy Council has updated the Best Practice Guidelines for anaphylaxis prevention and management in schools and children’s education/care services, which are now available on the re-designed Allergy Aware website –

The key changes to the Best Practice Guidelines include:

  • An allergy aware approach as a separate, first recommendation.
  • Clearer recommendations related to allergy documentation by schools and camps. A camp section has also been added to the Allergy Aware website.
  • Clearer information about reporting allergic reactions in schools.
  • Updated links to specific sections in the implementation guide and supporting materials included at the end of the document.
  • QR codes added to the resource table in the Appendix.
  • A cleaner design with some fun elements. This same approach has been taken with the Allergy Aware website.

In addition to updating the Best Practice Guidelines, two new parent guides have been created:

  • What does it mean to be an allergy aware school or children’s education/care service? 
  • How can families support allergy aware schools or children’s education/care services? 

To order hard copies of the Best Practice Guidelines complete the form available at before 31 January 2024. Printed copies will be mailed in late February/early March 2024.

This news item was issued on 6 December 2023 by Jill Smith, CEO of ASCIA, the peak professional body of clinical immunology/allergy specialists in Australia and New Zealand.