Did you know that in the UK, minor illnesses such as coughs and colds, sickness, and diarrhea, comprise more than 25% of all sickness absences from work? It is no coincidence that working from how was one of the first actions taken by the authorities once the Corona pandemic started.
Viruses (e.g., COVID-19) spread from person to person through tiny droplets expelled by coughing, sneezing, or speaking. Viruses can survive on surfaces from a few hours to several days. They spread by air or when we touch infected surfaces and can be transmitted if we touch our noses, eyes, or mouths, which we do, and often. This means that we need to focus not only on people themselves but also on the surfaces we frequently use at work. Since the introduction of co-working, where we share desktops, this has become even more important.