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Sniffle, Sniffle!

That dreaded, universally HR hated, the season of joy is almost here (drum roll, please); winter!

Known to many as the big climate change, the ice snap or the winter bug phase, it is the popular, well-known season of office colds and bugs.

So, how do you ensure you do your very best (or at least try) to avoid playing pass the parcel with the unbeknown lurgies in the office? Or convince Rudolph and his very red nose not to make another early appearance this year? Keep reading for a few tips...

Keeping distance

First of all, if you have a bug or cold, then you should be at home to avoid contaminating everyone else. If you feel you are coming down with something, then it is always best to proceed with caution. The most common bug during the winter season is Norovirus - the winter vomiting bug, which typically lasts up to 3 days. It is highly contagious so you are best to stay at home if you suspect you have this.

Communal areas

Always think twice when touching shared things, such as door handles, the fridge, the microwave, the kettle, telephones, keyboards and so on. It is not just washrooms where germs and bacteria breed and grow; there are actually fewer germs in there than there is on our desks. Yuck!


Speaking of washrooms, always, always wash your hands before and after using the bathroom, as a general rule. Take care to wash the tap after use just to better ensure that you are not spreading or catching anything.


We do a number of things in the day where we don't even consider germs when we should. Typing, writing, everything we touch can transfer germs. Sneezing, coughing, breathing, talking and moving all transfers germs. Be on your guard and always keep handy hand sanitisers to hand (mind the pun).

These are just a few of the problem area's this season to be particularly wary of to avoid catching that common cold. Don't forget, offers a bespoke cleaning service suited to the needs of your business. A frequent, intense clean could be of major benefit to you and your office to avoid those dreaded sniffles. Get in touch today to see how we can battle away those germs with you.

Call us on 0800 014 2970800 014 297 FREE0800 014 29 or contact us and one of our friendly experts will be happy to help you.

A Relko today could well keep that doctor away, huh?