Obviously it is impossible to avoid germs completely – so many people think it is mainly luck whether they catch them.

But you don’t catch an illness from just one virus – you get ill when more virus enters your body than your body can cope with.  

You can’t avoid picking up all viruses, but the less virus that gets into your body, the better your chance to fight back against them.

This means you don’t have to avoid ALL viruses. From what we know of viruses like coronavirus, the more virus you come in to contact with, the more ill you may become. So avoiding as much virus as you can will help protect you from becoming seriously ill.

It may seem impossible to stop a virus spreading between people living in the same home but Germ Defence has proved that it can be done!

Someone dressed as a superhero happily fighting off two germs, in comparison to a person being overwhelmed by many germs

Less germs = less illness