Washing hands advice from the government

1. Aust Gov (SA Gov) says:

Hand hygiene is one of the most effective ways of stopping the spread of infection.

Hand hygiene refers to any method which effectively removes harmful microorganisms (germs). These include washing with soap and water or using an alcohol based hand sanitiser. For non-healthcare settings or soiled hands, the most effective way to remove microorganisms is to wash hands using soap and running water. antibacterial hand washes are not necessary in most cases, and may encourage the development of resistant bacteria.

Click here – About the hand hygiene (SAhealth official Website)

  • According to Australian government guideline, for non-healthcare settings or soiled hands, the MOST EFFECTIVE WAY to remove microorganism to stop the spread of infection is to WASH HANDS USING SOAPS FOR 20 SECONDS AND RUNNING WATER.
  • Washing hands using soaps (for 20 seconds) and running water is one of the most effective ways of stopping the spread of infection.
  • Washing hands using soaps (for 20 seconds) and running water can effectively remove harmful germs.

 

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2. More info here:
Click here – About the hand washing(SAhealth official Website)

  • Hand washing is an important food safety basic, and is one of the most effective ways of preventing the spread of harmful bacteria.
    Click here – About the hand washing (www.healthdirect.gov.au)
  • hand washing is especially important because it helps prevent the spread of common infections such as colds, the flu and gastroenteritis.
  • Hand washing is also one of the most important ways to prevent the spread of infection among people in hospital. People’s immune systems are often weakened after illness or surgery, so infections are easy to catch and hard to treat. They may become life-threatening.
  • Apply soap or liquid soap. Normal soap is just as good as antibacterial soap.
    About the hand hygiene – Eng version | About the hand hygiene – Chn Version (health.gov.au)
  • According to Aust Gov, one of the ways to stop Covid-19 from spreading is to use soap and water to wash for 20 seconds!
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