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How to wash your hands and protect yourself against the coronavirus (COVID-19)

By Kirck Allen

Washing your hands properly can protect you and your loved ones

The coronavirus disease (COVID-19) is spread though a number of ways such as mucus or droplets that get into our body through mouth, eyes and nose. Often times this is transmitted through your hands and it is the most common way the cirrus spreads from person to person.  

During a global Pandemic, one of the simplest and cheapest ways to prevent the spread the virus is through washing your hands with soap and water or using hand sanitisers when out shopping. 

Here's all the things you need to know about how to wash your hands

1. How do I wash my hands properly?

In order to eliminate traces of the virus on your hands, you must scrub and rinse it. Here are steps below that can help guide you in doing this

  • Step 1: Wet hands using running water from the faucet 
  • Step 2: Apply soap to cover wet hands
  • Step 3: Scrub every of your hands – including between the fingers and under the nails, the front and the back of your hands for at least 20 seconds.
  • Step 4: Rinse thoroughly with running water
  • Step 5: Dry hands with a clean cloth or single-use towel
2. How long should I wash my hands?

It is recommended that you was your hands at least 20-30seconds. The raisers way is to sing the happy whole happy birthday song twice. 

This is the same for using hand sanitisers: make sure to use sanitisers that contain at least 60% alcohol and rubbed onto your hands for at least 20 seconds

3. When Should I Wash my hands?

  • Whenever you blow your nose, cough or sneeze 
  • After visiting public spaces  such as transport, e.g. the train, tube or bus, shopping markers, office or places of worship
  • When you touch surfaces and items outside of your home including cash, cards and leflets 
  • During, before and after taking care of a sick person
  • Before and after meals
  • When you use the toilet
  • After disposing the bin
  • After touching animals and pets
  • Whenever your hands are visibly durty

4. How do I dry my hands? 

Germs can spread a lot easier from wet skin than from dry skin sp it is important to uses paper towels or clean cloths when drying your hands. Just make sure to wash the cloth after use. 

5. How do I dry my hands? 

Generally it is considered that both washing your hands with soap and water and using hand sanitisers, when used correctly, are highly effective to kill most germs and pathogens. Hand Sanitiser is more convenient when your outside your home. Alcohol based hand sanitisers above 60% kills the coronavirus so it is quite handy to have. Check out our *New CBD Aloe Vera Hand Spray

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