Guide to handwashing 

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Help stop the spread. We all have a part to play in hygiene.

Watch this video to refresh your knowledge.

Are your hand hygiene practices the best they can be?

WHY practice effective hand hygiene?


  • to prevent the spread of germs
  • to keep us all healthy
  • prevent contamination of everyone’s environments
  • people may be infectious before signs or symptoms of disease are recognised or detected, or before laboratory tests are confirmed 
  • people may be at risk from infectious agents present in the surrounding environment including environmental surfaces and equipment
  • reduce the risk of transmission associated with specific procedures and practices

For the latest information so you can help prevent the spread of COVID-19 visit SA Health.