Hand washing tips: Wet your hands with clean running water. Rub a bar of soap or a squirt of liquid soap between your hands to get a good lather and then rub your hands well (not in running water) for at least 20 seconds - this is quite a long time! Sing Happy Birthday to yourself (or out loud!) this is about the right length of time. With the soap lather rub your palms, back of hands, between your fingers, thumbs and wrists. Rinse well in running water and dry using a clean towel. For more on hand washing see the advice poster from the NHS
Good soap and thorough hand washing has always been important in our opinion but who could have foreseen how important it is today?