Handwashing

To wash hands properly, rub all parts of the hands and wrists with soap and water or an alcohol-based hand rub. Wash hands for at least 15 seconds or more. Pay special attention to fingertips, between fingers, backs of hands and base of the thumbs.

  • Keep nails short
  • Wash wrists and forearms if they are likely to have
  • Remove watches, rings and bracelets been contaminated
  • Do not use artificial nails
  • Make sure that sleeves are rolled up and do not get
  • Avoid chipped nail varnish wet during washing

Hand washing steps


Wet hands with water

Apply enough soap to cover all hand surfaces

Rub hands palm to palm

Right palm over left dorsum with interlaced fingers and vice versa

Palm to palm with fingers interlaced

Backs of fingers to opposing palms with fingers interlocked

Rotational rubbing of left thumb clasped in right palm and vice versa

Rotational rubbing, backwards and forwards with clasped fingers of right hand in left palm and vice versa

Rinse hands with water

Dry hands thoroughly with a single use towel

Use towel to turn off faucet

Your hands are now safe

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