Topic 4 Personal hygiene

  • Good personal hygiene as a way of preventing various diseases, e.g. gastro or infectious diseases such as COVID-19, colds and flu
  • Personal hygiene includes:
    • Hand washing & body cleaning
    • Brushing teeth twice a day
    • Covering mouth and nose with a tissue when sneezing or coughing
    • Handling food safety
    • Washing clothes

COVID-19 specific information

  • Wear a mask, covering both nose and mouth, even if you are fully vaccinated
  • Keep 1,5-meter distance to all directions, especially in indoor spaces
  • Avoid crowded and poorly ventilated spaces
  • Don’t touch your nose, mouth and eyes
  • Cover coughs and sneezes and immediately wash your hands after using soap and water, for at least 20 seconds
  • Wash hands often for at least 20 seconds, using water and soap or if not available use a hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol. Wash hands:
  • Before eating or preparing food
  • Before touching your face
  • After using the restroom
  • After leaving a public place
  • After blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing
  • After handling your mask
  • After changing a diaper
  • After caring for someone sick
  • After touching animals or pets
  • Clean high touch surfaces daily e.g. desks, tables, phones, keyboards, toilets
  • Doing laundry regularly – Clean bedsheets, towels and clothes regularly
  • Change clothes when you come home
  • Get vaccinated according to country specific vaccinations guidelines
  • Monitor your health daily, being alert of COVID-19 symptoms

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