Peninsula Community Health

Protecting Yourself

Hand Wash 

Although it would be great to avoid infectious diseases like coughs and sneezes. There are some simple tips that you can follow to try and protect yourself.

  • ❆ Wash your hands – soap and water is one of the most effective ways of protecting yourself and stopping the spread of infectious diseases.
  • ❆ Avoid your face – try to avoid touching your face / nose regularly especially after being in public places.


is an unpleasant sickness and diarrhoea bug more common in the winter months. If you, or anyone else around you has the symptoms of norovirus, stay away from work or school and don’t visit hospitals or other healthcare places for a minimum of 48 hours after the symptoms have stopped. You should wash your hands frequently in warm water and liquid soap (antibacterial gel will not kill the virus) especially after using the toilet or before preparing food. Anyone concerned about the health of someone they know should contact their GP.

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