When to wash your hands?
- Before holding and caring a newborn (shower, diaper change, feeding, etc...).
- Before and after toilette.
- When hands are visibly soiled.
- After using the washroom (includes changing diapers).
- After blowing your nose or after sneezing in your hands.
- Before and after eating, handling food, drinking or smoking.
- After touching raw meat, poultry, or fish.
- After handling garbage.
- Visiting or caring for sick people.
- Handling pets, animals or animal waste.
- After return from grocery shop.
- After arriving from school, work.
- Before inserting your contact lenses.
- After smoking a cigarette.
- After playing outside.
How to wash your hands properly
When there is no soap or water available, one alternative is to use hand sanitizer.