Hand washing is one of the simplest and most effective means of preventing the spread of flu and other infectious diseases.
What you should do
- Wash your hands after: using the toilet, coughing or sneezing into hands, engaging in any activity that may have contaminated hands.
- Wash your hands before: handling food, eating or drinking, smoking, brushing teeth, engaging in any activity that involves hand-to-mouth contact.
- Wash your hands frequently throughout the day even if you think they don’t need to be washed.
How you should do it
- Wet hands with warm water.
- Apply a generous amount of soap and lather hands well.
- Rub hands together for 20 seconds, paying special attention to the areas between fingers and under nails.
- Rinse hands thoroughly with warm water.
- Dry hands with a disposable towel.
- Use the disposable towel to turn off the faucet and open the door.