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Limit your risk of catching COVID-19

How you can limit your risk of catching coronavirus

A person washing their hands with soap and water.

WHAT CAN I DO TO LIMIT MY RISK OF CATCHING COVID-19?

Do not touch your mouth, nose or eyes with unwashed hands

Try to avoid contact with people who are sick

Cover your coughs and sneezes with a tissue and throw it in a bin and

Wash your hands thoroughly after touching surfaces that may be contaminated

 

PROPER HAND WASHING TECHNIQUE

Wet your hands under running water

apply soap

rub hands together vigorously for at least 15 seconds.

make sure you apply soap to all parts of your hands including the backs, between your fingers, fingertips, around and under your nails, thumbs and wrists

thoroughly rinse your hands under running water

turn off the tap with a paper towel to avoid recontaminating your hands and

dry your hands with a disposable paper towel or hand dryer (do not touch the hand dryer).

 

PROPER ALCOHOL GEL (HAND SANITIZER) TECHNIQUE

Apply one to two squirts of hand sanitizer to your hands rub all over your hands including: the backs, between your fingers, fingertips, around and under your nails, thumbs and wrists and allow the hand sanitizer to dry.

This takes about 20-30 seconds.