It's getting colder, winter is approaching and with that the flu season begins. Because we hardly had any flu last year due to corona measures and we are less resistant to it, European virologists fear an influenza wave. We at CWS are working on hygiene solutions daily and are striving for a healthier and safer future. That's why we give you 6 tips to prevent the flu.
Wash your hands regularly
We're all used to it by now, but still we'll mention it again. It is important to wash your hands regularly with (warm) water and soap, for at least 20-30 seconds. Afterwards dry your hands thoroughly with a (paper) towel. If soap and water are not available, use a disinfectant (sanitizer). In addition, try to touch your face as little as possible, because most virus particles linger in your nose, mouth and eyes and are spread through your hands.
Air the indoor areas regularly
It is important to regularly air indoor spaces to reduce the number of germs and aerosols in the air and prevent infection. But working full days in winter next to an open window is unfortunately not the solution. Because when you're cold, you're more prone to the flu again. With a good air purification device, such as the INTERsens® or the Boflora, this problem is solved. By means of UV-C light, the indoor air is disinfected, while you can keep the temperature pleasant.
Disinfect hard surfaces such as desks, door handles, light switches and banisters on a regular basis. If you work at a flexi-place, this is even more important because the virus can get to your hands via utensils and surfaces. A good surface cleaner can help.
Sneeze and cough in a paper tissue
Did you know that virus particles can be spread up to 2 meters away by coughing and sneezing? Therefore, always sneeze or cough into a paper tissue, which you discard afterwards. Then wash your hands. If you do not have a tissue, sneeze into the crook of your arm. This is more hygienic than coughing or sneezing into your hands.
Keep your distance
The flu is unfortunately very contagious. To avoid infecting other people, it is smart to keep enough distance. The corona measures have shown us that keeping your distance really does have an effect on spreading disease.
Make sure you get outside from time to time and keep exercising. In addition, eat plenty of fresh fruit and vegetables that contain vitamin C. And don't forget to get enough sleep. 8 hours per night is recommended.
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We wish you a healthy winter season. Clean. Well. Safe.