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Hand Wash and Hand Sanitise Are you still doing it correctly?

If you haven’t heard enough of how to wash and sanitise your hands correctly, you are a minority.
But surprisingly as time goes on we get tired of the extended cleaning of our hands.
It is actually best practice across all industry to correctly wash and sanitise your hands to ensure staff and customers are kept safe, this is not a new concept. Here at Castle we have always had the availability of hand washing/sanitising guides for use in businesses.
Covid has brought to light the amazing defence that hand wash has, it’s ability to break down a virus.
Hand hygiene is therefore the most
important measure to avoid the
transmission of harmful germs
and prevent health care-associated
infections – World Health Organisation 2020
‘Water alone may rinse off dirt, but viruses and bacteria are so small they often need chemical and mechanical intervention to get their sticky nanoparticles out of the crevices that make up our unique fingerprints. That’s why soap is so important. It’s made for this job. Give soap 30 seconds, at least, of thorough scrubbing and the pin-shaped molecules will penetrate the types of bacteria and viruses, including COVID-19, that protect themselves with an oily lipid membrane. Like a nail popping a tire, the water-repelling end of the soap molecule, a hydrophobic tail that can bond with oil and fats, stabs COVID-19 and leaves the virus a deflated and broken sack of RNA cells.’

A new study by Michigan State University researchers found that only 5 percent of people who used the bathroom washed their hands long enough to kill the germs that can cause infections.