Don’t leave tissues lying around
A survey of 2000 people found that more than a fifth admitted to leaving a trail of snotty tissues
when they felt unwell. This is the quickest way to spread colds and flu, so remember to bin your tissues straight after use and wash your hands.
Disinfect your space
Colds spread most easily among groups of people in constant close contact, such as families. You don’t need to spend all day spraying disinfectant, but keeping disinfectant wipes next to high-use objects such as computer keyboards and the TV remote will help to stop viruses spreading.
Remember to shower
Your illness might make you sweaty, so it’s important to keep clean and to shower as normal. The steam
will also help to clear your nasal passages. Just make sure the bathroom is warm and put a towel or robe on the radiator to wrap up when you get out.
Change your bedding
Many people don’t wash their bedding when they’re ill but with all the sweating and coughing, it can become riddled with germs. Keep your bedding fresh and clean and remember, being outside and getting some fresh air might do you more good than burying yourself under the duvet.