Coronavirus: How to wash your hands the correct way

Hand hygiene is the most important measure to avoid the transmission of harmful germs and prevent infections.

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Wet hands with warm or cold water and apply an adequate amount of soap to form a lather.
Wet hands with warm or cold water and apply an adequate amount of soap to form a lather.
Rub hand palm to palm to create enough lather to cover both hands. Scrub your whole hand.
Rub hand palm to palm to create enough lather to cover both hands. Scrub your whole hand.
Cusp back of both hands and then interlock fingers to clean in between. Don't be vigorous
Cusp back of both hands and then interlock fingers to clean in between. Don't be vigorous
Next, rub both thumbs in a rotational manner and clean under fingernails.
Next, rub both thumbs in a rotational manner and clean under fingernails.
Rinse hands thoroughly under clean, running water to remove the foam
Rinse hands thoroughly under clean, running water to remove the foam
Dry hands and apply a moisturising cream to prevent over-drying hands.
Dry hands and apply a moisturising cream to prevent over-drying hands.
Squeeze container gently and apply a dime-sized amount to the palm of your hands.
Squeeze container gently and apply a dime-sized amount to the palm of your hands.
Rub for at least 20 seconds all over both hands, remembering back of hands and between fingers
Rub for at least 20 seconds all over both hands, remembering back of hands and between fingers

Published: Fri 13 Mar 2020, 9:22 AM

Allow both hands to dry before touching edible items. Do not use hand sanitiser if your hands are visibly greasy
Allow both hands to dry before touching edible items. Do not use hand sanitiser if your hands are visibly greasy


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