Staying Clean & Healthy In Your Home

In recent weeks, hygiene has become more important than ever, with many people wondering if they're doing enough to stop the spread of germs inside their home and in public. This post aims to sum up the simplest and most effective ways to reduce the spread of germs and avoid catching the Flu. There's no need to go over the top and spray every inch of your home in disinfectant, however there are some quick changes you can make to your daily routine that will make the world of difference in protecting you from getting ill. Read on to find out what you can do to stop the spread of flu.

What Can You Do?

There are many changes you can make to your daily routine to stop the spread of germs. The most important part about staying healthy when there's a Flu going around is prevention. It's best to focus on preventing the spread of germs to reduce the possibility of catching the Flu. This is why it's important to act as though you already have the Flu in your everyday routine, making sure your hands are always clean and taking extra care to keep your distance from people. The NHS has published a list of tips to help protect you from catching a virus:

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What You Should Do:

  • Frequently wash your hands for at least 20 seconds with soap and water
  • Wash your hands when you get to work or arrive home
  • Use hand sanitiser if soap and water isn't available
  • Put your used tissues in the bin
  • Don't stand within 2 metres of people
  • Avoid social activities that involve large groups of people
  • Use online services for shopping and medical advice unless it's vital

What To Avoid:

  • Do not touch your eyes, nose or mouth before washing your hands first
  • Avoid having visitors to your home

What To Do If You Catch The Flu

Even if after following the tips mentioned previously, you still catch the flu, there are some rules you can follow to help you recover quickly, without passing the Flu on to friends or family. Make sure you're still following the above tips and taking antibiotics to help relieve your symptoms. If your condition gets worse, you should always check the NHS website or call 111 to get advice as well as help, should you need it.