How to wash your hands thoroughly
To keep your hands really clean, you should wash with soap and water under hot water regularly. Make sure you wash between your fingers, under your fingernails, and on the backs of your palms too.
You should ideally wash your hands for about the same amount of time as it takes you to sing the 'Happy Birthday' song to yourself twice.
If you're using hand sanitiser, make sure it has above 70% alcohol content to be effective, and keep washing your hands too. Hand sanitiser is a useful product for when you are out and about, but it does not replace washing your hands.
WHO's advice on thorough handwashing
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