Handwashing – Make it a habit!

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It's everywhere right now and rightly so.

Regular handwashing is one of the best ways to remove germs, avoid getting sick, and prevent the spread of germs to others. Whether you are at home, at work, traveling, or out in the community, find out how handwashing with soap and water can protect you and your family.

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Something we all need to do, more than ever.

Washing hands can keep you healthy & prevent the spread of infections from one person to the next. Germs can spread from other people or surfaces when you:

  • Touch your eyes, nose & mouth with unwashed hands
  • Prepare or eat food & drinks with unwashed hands
  • Touch a contaminated surface or objects
  • Blow your nose, cough, or sneeze into hands
  • Touch other people’s hands or common objects

 

You can help yourself and your loved ones stay healthy by washing your hands often, especially during these key times when you are likely to get and spread germs:

  • Before, during & after preparing food & before eating
  • Before & after caring for someone at home who is sick with vomiting or diarrhoea
  • Before & after treating a cut or wound
  • After using the toilet
  • After changing nappies or cleaning a child who has used the toilet
  • After blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing
  • After touching an animal, animal feed, or animal waste, after handling pet food or pet treats
  • After touching rubbish.

Remember the steps!

Remember the 5 steps in the picture. Try to spend about 5 seconds on each step or sing Happy Birthday, twice while you do it.

WET

SOAP

SCRUB

RINSE

DRY

Click on the picture to visit the Centre for Disease Control & Prevention website for more advice & facts

Sanitising on the go!

Germs are everywhere!

Use an alcohol-based hand sanitiser that contains at least 60% alcohol. Supervise young children when they use hand sanitiser.

Put enough sanitizer on your hands to cover all surfaces.

Rub your hands together until they feel dry (this should take around 20 seconds).

Do NOT rinse or wipe off the hand sanitizer before it’s dry; it may not work well against germs.

Global Handwashing day – 15th October

The COVID-19 pandemic provides an important reminder that one of the most effective ways to stop the spread of germs and stay healthy is also one of the simplest - handwashing with soap and water. Keeping hands clean can prevent 1 in 3 diarrheal illnesses and 1 in 5 respiratory infections, such as a cold or the flu.

Each year on October 15, Global Handwashing Day highlights the importance of handwashing with soap and water at home, in the community, and around the world.

Global Handwashing Day serves as a yearly reminder that handwashing with soap and water is one of the best steps we can take to avoid getting sick and spreading germs to others. Global Handwashing Day was established by the Global Handwashing Partnership in 2008. This year’s theme, “Hand Hygiene for All,” seeks to raise awareness of making soap and water available globally, especially in public places, schools, and health care facilities. It also calls for institutions and individuals to improve hand hygiene efforts in the COVID-19 response that can outlast the pandemic and ensure continued access to clean water and soap.

Handwashing with soap and water is not only simple and inexpensive, but also can dramatically reduce the number of young children who get sick.

How you can get involved

People and communities around the world celebrate Global Handwashing Day in many ways. The Centre for Disease Control and Prevention has developed resources and materials to help you promote handwashing in your community by:

  • Downloading resources from CDC’s national handwashing campaign, Life is Better with Clean Hands
  • Learning how to wash hands the right way with these videos
  • Sharing messages on your Facebook, Twitter, Instagram or other platforms to raise awareness about the importance of handwashing
  • Downloading and sharing buttons and badges about handwashing on your website or social media account
  • Ordering free handwashing posters to remind everyone to fight off germs by washing their hands