Ten tips on how to avoid flu
1. It is important to have the influenza vaccine each year to provide protection against the viruses responsible for it.
2. All over 65, pregnant or at risk groups in particular should be vaccinated against influenza, to prevent further complications such as pneumonia or bronchitis.
3. No matter how clean they may be, hands collect germs. Avoid muffling coughs and sneezes with your hands as this can pass germs to others. When you feel a sneeze or cough coming, use a tissue instead and quickly throw it away.
4. Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth. Germs can spread this way.
5. To prevent the ingestion of germs, wash hands with soap and water regularly, and if not available use our alcohol free sanitiser.
6. Staying healthy during the winter is important. You are more likely to get a cold in the winter so making sure your immune system is in good condition is essential. Always make sure you eat a healthy balanced diet and include foods rich in vitamin C and Zinc
7. Help stay germ free in the office as well as on the go - pens can quickly collect and pass on winter bugs so it is a good idea to keep a personal set of stationery as well as cleaning telephones and disinfecting desks regularly
8. While sick, limit contact with others as much as possible to help prevent them from getting ill
9. In order to catch a cold you must be exposed to someone with a cold! When they cough or sneeze, they send tiny germ-filled droplets into the air which can contaminate places for up to 24 hours so be sure to clean your hands and surfaces often; using our alcohol free surface spray to beat winter germs.
10. Routinely cleaning hard surfaces can help remove germs however using disinfectants actually kills them. Even though surfaces may look clean, many infectious germs may still be present, as in some cases germs can live on surfaces for hours and sometimes even days. Our alcohol free sanitiser kills 99.999% and in most cases 99.9999% of germs in 30 seconds, whereas alcohol gels typically kill 99.99% or 99.9% of germs; which helps beat those winter germs.