Washing your hands properly is one of the most important things you can do to help prevent and control the spread of many illnesses. Good hand hygiene will reduce the risk of things like flu, food poisoning and healthcare associated infections being passed from person to person.
You should wash your hands especially:
- when you get to work or arrive home
- after you blow your nose, cough or sneeze
- before you eat or handle food
You should wash your hands for 20 seconds, using soap and water or hand sanitiser.
You should also cough or sneeze into tissues before binning them.
Find out more at: https://www.nidirect.gov.uk/articles/hand-hygiene