COVID-19 can spread when we touch surfaces with coronavirus on them and then touch our faces.

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Wash your hands as often as you can, but especially:​

  • After using the toilet.
  • Before preparing or eating food.
  • After caring for somebody who is sick.
  • After being in a public place.
  • After blowing your nose or coughing or sneezing into your hand.

Wash your hands for at least 20 seconds.​

  • Roll up your sleeves, rinse hands in clean water and apply soap to palm.

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Rub palms together.

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Rub tips of nails against palm. Swap hands.

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Rub fingers between each other.

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Place hand over back of other, rub between fingers. Swap.

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Grip fingers and rub together.

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Rub each thumb with opposite palm.

  • Rinse your hands with water and dry them with a paper towel or let them dry on their own.
  • If you have sanitiser, use it if your hands are not dirty and only if soap and water are not available.
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