Tips for avoiding getting sick
Wash your hands, whether you’re ill or not
Most people catch the cold or flu through coming into contact with the tiny drops of mucus that are sneezed or coughed into the air when people are ill. If they are breathed in, or exposed by touching places like the mouth or eyes.
Regular hand washing will ensure that you keep the virus from your hands.
If you become ill, then making sure you wash your hands so that it doesn’t spread is hugely important. Ill people can sneeze and cough into their hands without thinking – and then spread the virus everywhere they touch.
Keep your hands from your eyes and mouth
Ensuring that you touch your mouth and hands as little as possible will make sure that any droplets you do pick up have a hard time getting into your body. While you might be careful to ensure that you’re only in clean places, you’ll still probably get
Touch things as little as you can
Even if you’re careful to wash your hands a lot, it doesn’t mean that everyone else will. And anyone who’s got the cold virus on their hands will quickly spread it around pretty much everywhere – where it can stay for 24 hours or more.
So try to not to touch too many things in public spaces. And be especially careful not to put your hands near your eyes or mouth once you have, which will allow the virus in.
Keep surfaces clean
Since flu and cold can linger for so long, it’s worth ensuring that all of your surfaces are clean. If a door is being regularly used, for instance – and especially if you have children – then it is likely to pick up all kinds of things, which can make their way into your body no matter how careful you are.