Updated 10 March 2016

Action point


Do separate laundry loads for family members with viral symptoms to ensure no transmission of germs happens when you do the washing.

This includes bedding, towels and pyjamas. And be sure to keep dirty laundry as far from your mouth, nose, and eyes as possible. When drying, choose the machine's hottest setting - it's the best way to kill germs.

For the latest on flu jabs and cold remedies, visit the Cold & Flu Centre.