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Hand Hygiene

Hand Hygiene

This is public health advice about how you can help stop the spread of viruses, like coronavirus (COVID-19), by practising good respiratory and hand hygiene.

The campaign has been updated as of 09.03.2020 to expand on specific hand hygiene advice.The campaign advises everyone to:

Wash your hands more often than usual, for 20 seconds each time with soap and water or hand sanitiser, especially on the following occasions when you:
• Get home or into work
• Blow your nose, sneeze or cough
• Eat or handle food

Stay home. Protect the NHS. Save lives

If you live in Wales you can view digital materials about coronavirus in both English and Welsh by visiting the Welsh resource page

Please be aware that this is an evolving situation and public advice may change. Materials will be updated and changed as appropriate so please check for the latest version. 

For resources to support people’s mental health at this time, please check out the new Every Mind Matters resources (link to https://campaignresources.phe.gov.uk/resources/campaigns/82-every-mind-matters) now available.

Please share links (not files): If you wish to share resources with others so they can use them, please always share a link to the PHE Campaign Resource Centre (rather than sharing downloaded files) to help ensure the latest versions are shared.

Updated: 2020.04.28