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Guidance on Managing the Risk of Legionnaires Disease to Businesses during the Coronavirus (COVID-19) Outbreak

This article was originally published on Friday 3 April, 2020.

Following the government’s advice to work from home wherever possible, premises may be left empty and in some cases water may stagnate within systems including pipes and toilets, leading to a risk of Legionnaires disease.

We recommend that you:

You can visit the Health and Safety Executive’s website for advice on flushing and draining systems in buildings left unoccupied for long periods of time.

More advice

For more advice, you can:

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