Free delivery on orders over £40, only £3.95 under £40

Ability Superstore Blog

Welcome to our blog, your one-stop resource for news, features and resources for living life to the fullest. View our articles on the latest mobility products and features with disability bloggers.

Practical Advice On Hand Hygiene

Posted by Jane Wade on March 2, 2020

Hands covered in soap being washed under a tap with running water

Photo by Burst from Pexels

Hand hygiene is widely acknowledged to be the single most important practice that helps to reduce the spread of infection and germs. Hand hygiene should be performed immediately before and after every episode of hands being contaminated including before and after food preparation and eating, sneezing or coughing and after going to the bathroom.

With the outbreak of the Coronavirus, the UK government has advised the public to ensure good hand hygiene is practised when necessary. Adults and children are advised to wash their hands for 20 seconds (or the amount of time it takes to sing Happy Birthday) with warm water and mild soap. Hand sanitising with an alcohol-based sanitiser is also an effective way to minimise the spread of germs and clean your hands sufficiently, provided hands are not physically dirty. See our full range of soaps and sanitisers

If you have any concerns, see the Coronavirus advice page from NHS or call 111.