How to wash hands

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Our hands are the biggest transporters of germs and diseases, which is why regular, thorough washing  is one of the easiest and most effective ways of ensuring reliable germ protection.  Whether you've been in the garden, preparing food, or stroking the cat, regular hand washing helps to keep everyone healthy and prevents germs from spreading.

When to wash your hands:

  • Before and after preparing food, especially if you're cooking and handling raw meat, seafood and eggs.

  • Before eating.

  • After eating.

  • After handling your pets, or touching food bowls, cages and litter trays.

  • After using the toilet, and after cleaning it.

  • After contact with the favourite breeding grounds of germs, like rubbish bins and cleaning cloths.

  • After cleaning.

How to wash hands for optimal germ protection:

  • Put a generous dollop of antibacterial liquid soap in your hands and rub them together, palm to palm.

  • Run your right palm over the back of left hand and your left palm over the back of your right hand.

  • Next, lace your fingers together and rub your palms.

  • Lie the palm of one hand on top of the other, lace your fingers together, and rub. Repeat for the other hand.

  • Tuck your right thumb into your left palm, wrap your fingers around your thumb, and rotate. Repeat for the other hand.

  • Turn your left hand, palm up, and lie the fingers of your right hand over those of your left. Lock them together and rub them up and down.

  • Put the tips of your fingers into the palm of your other hand, and rub in a circular motion. Repeat for the other hand.

  • Rinse and then dry thoroughly. The whole process should take about 15-30 seconds.

Germs Love Hands:

80% of all infectious diseases are passed by human contact.

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