PCMS are supporting Public Health England (PHE) and the Department for Health with the Catch It, Bin It, Kill It campaign.
The flu virus can live for many hours on hard surfaces and therefore practising good hand hygiene can limit the spread of germs and transmission of flu. People are advised to catch coughs and sneezes in a tissue, bin it, and then wash their hands afterwards to kill the germs. Practising good hand hygiene and giving eligible people the flu vaccine is the best defence against the virus.
England’s top doctors have urged people to protect themselves and their families from flu amid warnings that new cases may peak over the winter.