The need to take precautions against flu is more prominent than ever this year, as the flu season has started earlier than usual.
NSW Health revealed that Sydney has been particularly hard hit, so residents need to do what they can to prevent the spread of the illness.
Flu often moves from person to person quite easily, so it is essential to keep personal hygiene in mind especially in office environments.
Flu vaccinations are also a good idea, especially for at risk groups such as pregnant women and those who regularly come into contact with the elderly.
Dr Jeremy McAnulty, director of the Centre for Health Protection, explained: "People who don’t get vaccinated not only place themselves at risk of the flu and developing potentially serious illness but also put others at risk of infection."
Companies can help with their employees' wellbeing by signing up for business health insurance, which is never more important than during the colder months of the year.
There is the option to open up the cover to all staff members, or just those who meet a certain set of criteria.