Hand wash liquid
A number of infectious diseases can be spread from one person to another by contaminated hands. These diseases include gastrointestinal infections, such a salmonellosis, and respiratory infections, such as influenza, colds and coronavirus (COVID-19). Washing your hands properly with hand wash liquid can help prevent the spread of the germs (like bacteria and viruses) that cause these diseases. Some forms of gastrointestinal and respiratory infections can cause serious complications, especially for young children, the elderly, or those with a weakened immune system.
When to use liquid hand wash:
after using the toilet,
after changing nappies,
before, during and after preparing food,
between handling raw and cooked or ready-to-eat food,
after blowing your nose, coughing or sneezing,
after using a tissue or handkerchief,
before and after attending to sick children or other family members,
after handling rubbish or working in the garden,
after handling animals,
when you get home, arrive at other people’s homes, at venues or at work.
Generally, it is better to use liquid hand wash than bar soap, particularly at work. However, bar soap is better than no soap.