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How to wash your hands

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Handwashing guidance

Washing your hands is still the most important thing we can do to stop the spread of coronavirus.

Please follow Public Health England advice to:

  • wash your hands with soap and water often – do this for at least 20 seconds
  • always wash your hands when you get home or into work
  • use hand sanitiser gel if soap and water are not available
  • cover your mouth and nose with a tissue or your sleeve (not your hands) when you cough or sneeze
  • put used tissues in the bin straight away and wash your hands afterwards
  • try to avoid close contact with people who are unwell.

NHS video guidance

The NHS has produced a short video demonstrating how to wash your hands for at least 20 seconds.

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