i. Wash hands frequently with soap and water or use a sanitiser gel
ii. Catch coughs and sneezes with disposable tissues
iii. Throw away used tissues (then wash hands)
iv. If you don’t have a tissue use your sleeve
v. Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth with unwashed hands
vi. Avoid close contact with people who are unwell
Like seasonal flu, the same public health advice applies for COVID-19: if you cough or sneeze, use a tissue to cover your mouth and nose, throw it away carefully after use, and wash your hands.
Once flu and similar infectious viruses begin to spread, the main method that can prevent further spread, is good personal hygiene. Washing your hands regularly will help prevent flu and other viruses spreading.