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Hand washing

Hand washing is also one of the most important ways to prevent the spread of infection by the accumulation of germs on your hands.

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How to avoid COVID-19

There are many ways to reduce your risk of COVID-19, including physical distancing, wearing a mask, hand washing and getting vaccinated.

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Personal hygiene for children

Good personal hygiene can boost your child's self-esteem, as well as keep them healthy. Find tips and links that will help support your children.

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Parechovirus

Parechovirus usually has mild or no symptoms. It can cause serious illness in babies and young children. Good hygiene helps stop the virus’ spread.

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Colds and flu

Find out more about how to treat the cold or flu, how to avoid catching the cold or the flu and special cases in which to take extra care.

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COVID-19

Health advice and information on COVID-19, including when to get tested or self-isolate, symptoms, how to avoid infection, getting vaccinated and long COVID.

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Personal hygiene

Good personal hygiene is important and will prevent you from catching or spreading germs. Learn more about how to look after your body here.

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Entropion and ectropion repair

An entropion or ectropion repair is an operation to correct an eyelid that turns in or turns out. The operation should improve symptoms caused by entropion or ectropion.

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LASIK surgery

LASIK is a surgical procedure to improve your eyesight.

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Ptosis surgery (adult)

Ptosis surgery involves lifting your eyelid to improve its position and improve your vision.

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