NHS Recommendations

To avoid catching or spreading coronavirus, the NHS recommends:

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

The NHS has a useful video on how to wash your hands properly

There is a poster showing the method

NHS Handwashing guidance

And if you want to be more entertained, the Wash Your Lyrics website lets you generate a version of the poster with your favourite song lyrics