As the kids head back to school and flu season sets in, it’s important to develop positive habits to help keep germs and viruses at bay, including Corona virus.

Back to school season is a time of change.

From the weather cooling down, to new classroom environments and new people to interact with, it is often a time that children can become unwell or run down.

Developing positive hygiene habits as they return to school can help keep germs and viruses at bay.   

5 Top Tips to Keep Back-to-School Germs at Bay with Milton 

Encourage a regular hand-washing routine 

Hand washing is going to remain one of cornerstones of public health for the foreseeable so it’s good to implement habits form an early stage.

Start a routine for this with kids before they leave the house, when they come from school, activities etc and encourage them to use hand sanitiser when they are out and about.

For younger children, make it fun by singing a song each time to help them to remember.

Also use the 100% plant-based new Milton Antibacterial Hand Sanitiser which the company says “is effective on viruses including Corona virus and can uniquely be used on children from three months up, as well as the entire family.”

Avoid ‘bag-teria’ 

Schoolbags can be a breeding ground for germs. From hands grabbing them to being tossed on the ground or rubbed against walls, busses and cars they don’t stay clean for long.

To keep ‘bag-teria’ at bay, leave antibacterial wipes and antibacterial spray by the front door for kids to wipe down or spray their bags with a plant-based solution when they come home each day.

Wipe down door handles 

In a busy household, little and big hands can travel far and wide, so to ensure your home is kept clean from bacteria and viruses, wipe down door handles daily with antibacterial wipes with no need to rinse!

From the front door to the car, set a time each day to give them a quick clean.

Include the kids by making it part of their pre or post school routine or chores for the week.

Teach the little ones germ-etiquette 

In a group setting like school or creche, it’s important that each family plays their part to keep everyone safe. Teaching your little ones about germ-etiquette is a great way to do this.

Remind them to cough into the crook of their arm, not their hands, and keep tissue at the ready.

Depending on their age, children may be tempted to share items like food or drinks. Make it clear to them that while sharing toys is nice, sharing things that touch your mouth is a no-no.

Spend time outside 

Fresh air and sunlight is good for children’s health so weather permitting, encourage outdoor activities and play dates where possible.

If walking to school is an option, this is a great way to start the day. At home, leave windows open to allow clean air to circulate in bedrooms and living spaces.

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