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Hand washing is best

Washing your hands properly with water and soap or a gentle non-soap based cleanser such as QV Gentle Wash is one of the best ways to help prevent COVID-19. Soap and cleansers work by lifting dirt and contaminants like bacteria and viruses from the skin.

The mechanical action of hand washing also plays a part; the act of rubbing your hands together can help to lift contaminants from the skin. In fact, the mechanical action of washing your hands is a major reason why cleansing with water and soap or a non-soap based cleanser is the preferred method. While hand sanitisers can be effective against germs such as bacteria, they cannot remove dirt and grime from the hands.

The best advice is to wash your hands thoroughly with water and soap or a non-soap based cleanser for at least 20 seconds whenever you can. When this isn’t an option, keep a hand sanitizer such as Aqium close at hand."

Hand Hygiene

  1. Frequently wash your hands with water and QV Gentle Wash.
  2. When no water is available, then Use Aqium hand sanitiser (or hand sanitiser containing at least 60% alcohol).
  3. Do not shake hands. Instead, consider touching your chest over your heart.
  4. Reduce how often you touch your eyes and face (unless your hands are clean).

Cough/Sneeze Hygiene

Cough or sneeze into a tissue or into your elbow. Throw out the tissue safely.

[W.H.O. says to do this to contain the spread of droplets that contain the virus]

Hand Sanitisers

While hand sanitisers can be effective against germs such as bacteria, they cannot remove dirt and grime from the hands.

The best advice is to wash your hands thoroughly with water and soap or a non-soap based cleanser for at least 20 seconds whenever you can. When this isn’t an option, keep a hand sanitizer such as Aqium close at hand.


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