Avoiding the spread of germs


Cross infections can be caused by:

  • Bacteria.
  • Fungi.
  • Parasites.
  • Viruses.

These microorganisms can be transmitted by:

  • Coughing and sneezing.
  • Human contact.
  • Touching contaminated objects.

Note that you are more likely to get germs from money that you handle every day than the items within the U3A.

The best defence is to wash hands regularly.

What we are doing:

  • Providing anti bacterial wipes.
  • Providing boxes of single use tissues.
  • Encouraging those who have colds, flu etc to stay at home.
  • Encouraging everyone to get a flu vaccine (free to all seniors).
  • Regular washing of tea towels.

What members can do:

  • Wash with anti-bacterial hand wash at the beginning and end of each class or when working the office / reception.
  • Use antibacterial hand wipes on keyboards, telephones and classrooms tables.
  • Ensure all crockery and cutlery is washed with warm soapy water and dried.
  • Get the appropriate vaccine.
  • Stay home if you are sick (so you do not spread the illness to other people).
  • Use a tissue, or cough and sneeze into your arm, not your hand. Turn away from other people.
  • Use single-use tissues. Dispose of the tissue immediately.
  • Wash your hands after coughing, sneezing or using tissues.
  • Do not touch your eyes, nose or mouth (viruses can transfer from your hands and into the body).