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Table 2 Recommended infection control measures

From: What infection control measures will people carry out to reduce transmission of pandemic influenza? A focus group study

Handwashing:  
When someone in the houseis infected: When youare infected:
Wash your hands with soap or gel for 15 seconds at least 6 times per day Wash your hands with soap or gel for 15 seconds at least once an hour
Hands must be washed before you eat or drink anything Hands must be washed before touching anything shared with other
members of the household (e.g. door handles, TV remote controls etc.)
Hands must be washed after any contact with the infectious
person or things they have touched
Hands must be washed after blowing your nose or covering your mouth
when you cough
Social distancing:  
When someone in the houseis infected: When youare infected:
Keep at least 3 feet away from the infected person Keep at least 3 feet away from other people
  Try not to spend too long in the same room as them
Cough hygiene:  
When youare infected:  
Cover your nose or mouth with a tissue every time you cough or sneeze
Throw the tissue away at once in a disposable container (e.g. plastic bag)