COVID-19 (Coronavirus) - How to handwash
Updated: May 5
Hand hygiene is key to keeping ourselves and others protected from coronavirus disease.
Hand washing with soap washes the infection-causing germs off your hands before they get a chance to infect you, and before you touch surfaces that could help spread these infection-causing germs to other people.
Unfortunately most people don't wash their hands properly. Here is some more information on how to handwash!!
How to Handwash:
When to Handwash:
Now you know how to wash your hands, it is also important that you know when are the key times when you are likely to get and spread germs.
Before, during and after preparing food
Before and after treating a cut or a wound
Before and after caring for a sick person
Before visiting the elderly
After shaking hands with someone
After contact with frequently touched surfaces or objects
After blowing your nose, coughing or sneezing
After using the toilet
After touching garbage
After touching an animal, animal feed or animal waste
After changing diapers or cleaning up a child who has used the toilet
When returning home
Global Handwashing Day
October 15 is Global Handwashing Day, a global advocacy day dedicated to increasing awareness and understanding about the importance of handwashing with soap as an effective and affordable way to prevent diseases and save lives.
World Hand Hygiene Day
May 5 is World Hand Hygiene Day. This day aims to maintain global promotion, visibility and sustainability of hand hygiene in health care and to ‘bring people together’ in support of hand hygiene improvement around the world.