Video: it should take 20 seconds to wash your hands properly. Here’s why…

Washing hands with a Teal MediWash portable unit with video screen

Containing the spread of coronavirus with effective hand hygiene

The Department of Health and Social Care recently issued an update Public information campaign focuses on handwashing as a result of coronavirus seemingly gaining a foothold in the UK.

The focus is self-explanatory. Handwashing is key, but it needs to be undertaken properly in order for it to be effective.

“You should wash your hands for 20 seconds.” 

With this in mind, the BBC has now produced an instructional video Coronavirus: How to wash your hands – in 20 seconds. 

The tutorial features Dr Adele McCormick from the University of Westminster takes the viewer through the relevant techniques which ensure that the activity works most effectively.

“Turn off the tap with a tissue to prevent cross contamination” she advises – then bin the tissue.

The challenge for someone who’s not attempted this before, is actually completing all the actions within the twenty seconds allocated. There’s a lot to do!

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This MediWash mobile hand washing station provides complete step-by-step guidance for the washer

And the water comes on automatically – there’s no need to touch any taps.

Task Force mobile hand wash hire for medical facilities

Teal Task Force: quickly set up hand wash units for pods when coronavirus or norovirus is suspected

The Teal Task Force is a unique fast response service available in the UK to deliver high quality hot water hand washing facilities on a next working day basis.

Fast delivery and setup – every Hygienius MediWash is sited and set up by trained TEAL Task Force staff. Each unit is delivered complete with a generous supply of liquid soap and paper towels.

Portable hand wash units by Teal are available to buy or hire

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