Wash your hands!

The NHS is advising people to wash their hands regularly to avoid catching coronavirus  

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Both the World Health Organisation and the NHS have advised people to wash their hands properly to avoid catching coronavirus and to help stem the spread of the virus.

It can also help stop spreading infections when you're visiting someone in hospital or another healthcare setting.

To ensure your hands are always clean follow this quick and easy step-by-step process: 

1. Wet hands with running water
2. Apply enough soap to cover wet hands
3. Scrub all surfaces of the hands – including back of hands, between fingers and under nails – for at least 20 seconds.
4. Rinse thoroughly with running water
5. Dry hands with a clean cloth or single-use towel

The NHS advises washing your hands after using the toilet, before and after handling raw food, before eating or handling food and after blowing your nose, sneezing or coughing.

It also advises that for non-automated taps, you should use a disposable towel to turn off the tap to stop it running, instead of using your freshly cleaned hands.

For more information on how to effectively wash your hands and the fight against coronavirus click here