Are there any tips for protecting myself or family at home?

Respiratory viruses can be spread through several different routes including; through the air via respiratory droplets, through touch and through contact with surfaces. It’s critical to follow good personal hygiene practices but in addition it is worth considering what you can do around your home as well.

There are simple things we can all do to help prevent the spread of infection at home.

• Wash your hands regularly

• Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces

• Do not share personal items like dishes, cups and towels with people who are ill

• Practice good food hygiene