There are many simple things everyone can do to help prevent you from getting the flu or other infections. These include:
- Hand hygiene;
- Cough and sneeze etiquette;
- Standing or sitting away from other people;
- Household and workplace hygiene; and
Knowing what you do when you are sick.
Many infections especially respiratory diseases are easily spread from one person to another. These steps will help you avoid getting sick, and passing infections on to others.
Remember there is also a vaccine to help prevent you from getting the flu. See your GP for more information.
For more information on this topic, visit Department of Health’s Resources.