Hand washing is one of the best ways of preventing the spread of infection and illness. Please take a look at the following information and videos for children and adults on how to wash your hands.
Our hand washing instructions poster is attached below.
When should you wash your hands?
What should you do if you don’t have soap and clean, running water?
Washing hands with soap and water is the best way to reduce the number of microbes on them in most situations. If soap and water are not available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol. Alcohol-based hand sanitizers can quickly reduce the number of microbes on hands in some situations, but sanitizers do noteliminate all types of germs.
Hand sanitizers are not as effective when hands are visibly dirty or greasy.
How do you use hand sanitizers?
Here's a great hand washing video for children:
A Hand Washing Song for Children: