Pandemic influenza is one of the most severe natural challenges likely to affect the UK. The partners of the NWLRF work together and with Government guidance, to prepare for a pandemic influenza to help reduce the impact of its effects.
A key part of reducing the impact of the effects, is raising awareness of how you can prepare to manage / reduce your own risk of catching and spreading the virus, such as adopting basic hygiene measures and following government advice.
Preventing the spread of germs is the single most effective way to slow the spread of diseases such as swine flu. You should always:
- wash your hands regularly with soap and water
- clean surfaces regularly to get rid of germs
- use tissues to cover your mouth and nose when you cough or sneeze
- place used tissues in a bin as soon as possible