How to wash your hands

It is important to wash your hands thoroughly.

1. Wet hands with water and apply enough soap to cover all hand surfaces.

2. Rub hands palm to palm, up to and including wrists.

3. Right palm over back of left with linked fingers and vice versa.

4. Palm to palm with fingers linked.

5. Backs of fingers to opposing palms with fingers interlocked.

6. Rotational rubbing of left thumb held in right palm and vice versa.

7. Rotational rubbing firmly, with closed fingers of right hand in left palm and vice versa.

8. Rinse your hands with water.

9. Dry hands thoroughly with a paper towel.

Time: 40 to 60 seconds.

Last updated: 12 April 2022