Guide to preventing flu in the workplace

Published by Direct Admin on 06 February 2017

Get ready for flu season

As flu season rolls round each year, it’s important to make sure that everyone who comes into contact with your premises is protected, whether it’s staff, customers, contractors or people in your care.

Not only is flu highly unpleasant and contagious, it is actually one of the most common causes of sickness absence throughout autumn and winter.

Research by the Co-Operative Pharmacy estimated that 7.6 million working days a year are lost to flu, costing the British economy £1.35bn.

Public Health England (PHE) keeps a close eye on reported flu cases across the UK each year, and indications are that flu season begins at the end of September, running through to May the following year.

Typically, flu cases begin to rise in November, peaking in late February, and tailing off again in May. As a duty holder, this is the time you need to be most vigilant and prepared for.

In this guide we’ll take you through the main ways you can protect those you are responsible for, reduce staff sickness levels, and protect your reputation.

by Direct Admin