1) Cover your nose and mouth with a disposable tissue when you cough of sneeze.
It’s true that ‘coughs and sneezes spread diseases’. Always catch both in a disposable tissue.
2) Throw away dirty tissues in the bin and wash hands with soap and hot water afterwards.
Soap and hot water are more effective for killing germs than alcohol hand sanitiser gels, but use a gel if you’ve no access to water.
3) Regularly sanitise high traffic areas and regularly used items.
The dirtiest area of the workplace is NOT the bathroom. Regularly used items like your telephone, desk and keyboard, and communal/high-traffic items like door handles or photocopier buttons harbour the most germs.
Make sure these oft-overlooked areas are regularly sanitised.
4) Avoid touching your face.
It’s really easy to ingest germs if you touch a contaminated area then touch your face. Wash your hands at regular intervals, and avoid touching your face or biting your nails.
5) Stay at home if you’re feeling really ill.
Viruses spread easily in environments like offices, so take a sick day or work from home if you have the following symptoms:
- Extreme Fatigue
- Sore throat
- Runny nose
- Muscle ache