How do I wash my hands properly?
Washing your hands can act as a very effective preventative measure for bacteria and viruses such as COVID-19. But, have you put much thought into how you wash your hands – are you doing it correctly? It can seem like a silly thing to consider, but using poor hand washing technique means you won’t be gaining most of the benefits.
As part of our food safety management system, we endorse the 11 NHS hand washing steps, as follows.
The NHS estimate that it should take you around 20 seconds to properly wash your hands – or the amount of time it takes you to sing ‘happy birthday’ twice.
This simple technique if followed correctly and consistently, will help make a huge impact on the prevention of illness.