Swine Flu has taken 29 lives to date in the UK, and in high volume, face-to-face places like the office it can easily spread. Little known fact: The influenza bug can live for up to two hours on surfaces like desks, keyboards and doors.

The office is a hot house for multiplying bacteria so “moving forward…” here are our tips to keeping the virus to yourself:

  • Carry tissues
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth
  • Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue when you sneeze or cough
  • Wash up cutlery, plates and mugs properly as soon as you have finished with them
  • Clean your hands thoroughly and regularly

Carry Tissues and Cover your mouth and nose when you sneeze or cough

One sneeze can spread disease up to 100mph, so covering your mouth and nose is very important. Remember to throw all your tissues away once you have used them, and wash your hands.


Clean your hands thoroughly

Washing you hands properly is extremely important. When you are sharing a space with people, germs can spread quickly. Hands get everywhere so make sure they are clean!

Avoid touching your eyes, nose, or mouth

Germs live in hot, moist places – places like your eyes, nose and mouth, so avoid touching them and spreading these germs. The bacteria, once they have set up camp on your hand, will contaminate desks, doors, keyboards and mugs. Remember: The office can be a very dangerous place. So keep it clean!

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