Hand Hygiene is one of the most effective actions to reduce the spread of pathogens and prevent infections, including the COVID-19 virus. Conducting hand hygiene at the right time, using the right technique, with either Alcohol-Based Hand Rub (ABHR) or soap, water and disposable towels is critical.
All healthcare staff should follow the National Infection Prevention and Control Manual to prevent spreading infection to those in the healthcare setting.
Members of the public can help prevent infections when visiting healthcare settings by following the advice in our Healthcare Associated Infection: Information for the public leaflet.
Further information about the global campaign led by the World health Organisation can be found on the WHO website.
Infection Prevention and Control