• Kim Bresseleers

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 eating

  • 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.

Based on information from the World Health Organization and Global Handwashing.

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