Safety Bulletin November

Winter Respiratory Diseases

Over the past two winters we have had to learn much about what we can do to prevent the spread of respiratory diseases.

Of course, this was due to Covid. As we approach this winter Covid hasn’t gone away, even if the symptoms are less severe for most people than before. It is also predicted to be quite a bad flu season based on the winter the southern hemisphere has just had.

So now would be a good time to think about those measures you put in last year and consider if they are necessary this year to prevent the spread of all respiratory diseases. Examples are: screens between desks, ensuring rooms are well ventilated, hand sanitiser stations and meeting outside where possible.