Wash Hands Regularly

Wash your hands as often as possible to prevent the spread of diseases. Germs can spread easily from person to person and make you sick. During the day, we may touch books, door knobs, tables, toys and other items that may contain germs.


You must always wash your hands:
Before You:

  • prepare or eat food
  • look after a sick person, or a baby
  • touch your eyes, nose or mouth

After You:

  • use the toilet
  • handle raw meat, chicken or fish
  • change a diaper
  • look after a sick person
  • sneeze, cough, blow or wipe your nose
  • touch animals or handle waste
  • handle garbage
  • have been out in the public


Steps to Properly Wash Your Hands:

  1. Wet hands with water.
  2. Apply enough soap to cover all areas.
  3. Scrub the middle and back of both hands, your wrists, between your fingers and under your fingernails for at least 20 seconds.
  4. Rinse your bands properly.
  5. Dry your hands with a paper towel or clean cloth.
  6. Your hands should nowbe clean and safe.


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