Mother and child wearing face masks and washing hands during coronavirus outbreak

Washing your hands – the key to staying healthy

Germs are everywhere. Most of them are harmless and some are actually good for us. However, it’s true that viruses and bacteria can lead to the common cold and flu, as well as more serious illnesses such as the food-borne E. coli and Salmonella.

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Keep germs away with hand washing

Hand washing is proven to be one of the best ways to prevent illness and the spread of disease. In fact, encouraging good hand washing practices has been shown to decrease the number of days children take off school due to illness.

Hand washing works by cleansing the skin of pathogens, including bacteria and viruses. In everyday life, it prevents infection and illness from spreading between family members and among a community.

You should always wash your hands:

  • Before preparing food
  • After handling uncooked meat and poultry
  • Before eating
  • After coughing, sneezing, or blowing one's nose into a tissue
  • After using the bathroom
  • After touching animals or anything in an animal's environment.
  • Using hand sanitisers to keep hands clean

Another option to keep your hands free from harmful germs is to use waterless, ‘fast-acting’ hand sanitisers. Alcohol-based sanitisers act quickly and effectively to kill most bacteria and germs on the skin.

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Always read the label before use.

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