Fight the spread of germs and disease

Fingers can carry germs to our mouths, especially if we don’t wash our hands with soap at important times, like before eating or after using the toilet.

  • Make sure to rub with soap for 20 seconds.
  • Wet hands with clean water and use soap;
  • Rub palms together to scrub
  • Rub in between fingers, back of the hand & wrist
  • Brush underneath your nails
  • Rinse hands thoroughly with water
  • Dry hands

When to wash your hands

Always wash your hands AFTER

  • coughing, sneezing, and blowing your nose
  • using the toilet
  • changing babies’ nappies
  • handling rubbish
  • looking after anyone who has diarrhea or is vomiting

Always wash your hands BEFORE

  • and after handling any food
  • eating
  • feeding your baby
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