NEVER WASHING YOUR HANDS
Think what you want about hand sanitizing, but at the very least wash your hands as much as possible. According to the NHS, 40 percent of all rhinovirus strains – the stuff that cause common cold – will stay on our hands after one hour has passed. For flu virus it’s a shorter lifespan – roughly 15 minutes. Even with this in mind, it’s still smart to be washing hands, as it’ll save you from transferring the virus over to various surfaces throughout your home.