How can I avoid catching my colleagues' winter illnesses?

Most illnesses are more infectious at their early stages before any symptoms appear, so just avoiding colleagues who feel ill does not necessarily help prevent you catching any illnesses that are going around.

The best way to avoid colds and flu is for staff to work in a building with a constant supply of fresh (not recycled) air, with a comfortable temperature. Healthy eating, exercise and sufficient sleep will also help keep your immune system healthy.