Hand Washing Hygiene

Hand Hygiene is an important part of daily routine. In light of COVID-19, keeping on top of our hand washing is essential.

In facing unprecedented times it can be scary, daunting and leave us feeling powerless. By taking steps to focus on our own hand hygiene, routines and how we interact with one another we can ensure we are doing what we can to remain as healthy as possible. 

If you are a support professional entering someone’s home, it’s important to remember to wash your hands regularly, during your time supporting someone. The image below helps map out practical steps you can take daily.

If you are feeling unwell or have travelled overseas in the past 14 days the current advice from the Australian Government is to self isolate and take necessary steps as provided by the government and health professionals. 

For more information about hand hygiene education please follow this link to the World Health Organisation. 

Hand Hygiene is no more important today than it was yesterday, yet it is a skill that doesn’t hurt to revisit. 

Download your free printable guide to hand washing HERE  you are also welcome to share it with your support professionals and your network. 

The Australian Government has released a FREE infection control training module “How to protect yourself and the people you are caring for from infection with COVID-19. This training is applicable to the aged care, disability and health sectors. The training takes approximately 30 minutes.

This training module covers COVID-19 and what it is, the signs and symptoms. How to keep yourself and others safe and also includes myth busting. 

Click here to access this training via the Australian Government Department of Health COVID-19 infection control training page.