As a teacher who is coming into contact with around 30 children a day its highly likely that at least one of those children (if not more!) will have coughs or colds and will be showing all the usual symptoms including runny noses, coughs, sore throats, eye infections and sickness.

Coming into contact with so many different germs on a daily basis could easily result in you getting ill and possibly needing time off work which is far from ideal. It’s important therefore to eliminate the spread of these germs as much as possible.

Firstly, it’s important to teach the children about good personal hygiene as not all children will be aware and some young ones will need reminding.  Ensure your students know to cover their mouth and nose when they cough or sneeze and then wash their hands with soap and warm water.

Next, ensure that communal spaces are cleaned with disinfectant regularly and speak to the cleaners about this if there are any issues. Toys, games and activities should also be disinfected regularly to ensure that germs are not easily spread from child to child.

Making sure that children wash their hands after going to the toilet or playing outside is essential and especially important before eating as this is the most likely cause of any spreading of germs.

Lastly always ensure that you have a healthy diet supported by vitamin supplements were needed to provide you with a strong immune system for the best protection against germs.