Washing your hands is one of the most important ways to protect yourself, your family and employees from getting sick. Many viruses and infections, such as the Coronavirus (COVID-19), are spread by not washing hands with soap and clean, running water. Proper hand hygiene can prevent the spread of viruses and infections from one person to another and throughout your community, from your home and workplace to childcare centres and hospitals. Learn the recommended hand washing process to stay healthy.
Duration of hand wash
Hand Washing Process:
Wet hands with water and apply soap.
Rub hands palm to palm in rotational motion.
Interlace fingers, rub right palm to back of left hand and vice versa.
Lock left and right fingers together and rub side to side.
Clasp right thumb with left hand and rub in a rotational motion and vice versa.
Rotational rubbing, in backwards and forwards motion with fingertips to both right and left palms.
Rinse both hands with running water.
Dry both hands thoroughly using paper towel.
Use paper towel to turn off tap. As an extra measure hand sanitiser may be used.