Washing your hands is not something most people are preoccupied with. But as COVID-19 spreads and back-up hygiene methods like Purell hand sanitizers and wipes sell out, handwashing is becoming more important than ever. The Government of Canada released a document of how to prepare for and prevent COVID-19. Their biggest tip is to wash your hands frequently. While this may seem obvious, most people do not wash their hands thoroughly enough or for enough time. An experiment showing the difference between proper and improper handwashing published by the Daily Mail shows just how staggering the difference between both is.
It’s important that homes and workplaces are practicing proper hand hygiene, and that includes breaking improper handwashing habits. Where soap dispensers and water are not available, hand sanitizer should be used instead. Not to worry, Citron Hygiene has you covered with our printable Proper Handwashing Guide that can be posted in all public washrooms.
How to Wash Your Hands Properly
The 5 Step Handwashing Method
- Wet hands under warm running water
- Dispense soap
- Rub hands and exposed portions of arms together for 20 seconds
- Rinse thoroughly
- Dry with clean paper towels. Turn taps of using towel.