We took a call from a lady on the helpline this morning who does not have access to HU and she would like some suggestions to the following question:
“I would like some suggestions regarding working in an open plan
environment and managing RA with infections on the floor plate (we have a
diagnosed case of whooping cough in our team). My job involves working
on a large (over 50 people) open floor plate office where we all share
desks. Schools have just returned which means that infections such as
whooping cough, chicken pox, flu etc are starting to once again "flare"
(sorry, bad pun!) up and I was wondering if others on the Forum have any
coping mechanisms they have employed to limit the risk? I take alcohol
hand gel with me when changing desks but this doesn't stop general
sneezing etc around me. “
Any help or suggestions that people can give her would be very much appreciated. I will pass on all your suggestions to her.
Beverley (NRAS Helpline)