There are three main types of transfer (viruses and/or bacteria) that are desired to interrupt:
- from the hands to – eyes, nose, mouth and open sores
- to another person either via direct hand-to-hand-contact or via indirect hand-to-object-to-hand-contact
- from hands to food during food preparation
Wipe away the germs!
Using liquid or foam soap and rinsing with water removes most bacteria — especially when followed by thorough drying. Using soap and rinsing with water is also an effective method of reducing the number of viruses on the skin.
Drying your hands after washing is as important as cleaning them!