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Hand washing tips – infographic – text version

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Washing your hands thoroughly for at least 20 seconds will help stop the spread of COVID-19. Here's how to do it properly.

Step 1— remove any jewellery.

Step 2— wet hands with running water.

Step 3— apply soap.

Step 4— rub hands together for at least 20 seconds.

Step 5— wash all areas, including in between fingers.

Step 6— rinse hands and turn off tap.

Step 7— dry hands thoroughly with a paper towel.

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Last reviewed: April 2020

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