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Hygiene – Back to Basics

It’s time to take stock of your hygiene practices!

Following this latest blip in the COVID-19 journey for New Zealand, it’s the right time to remind ourselves that we should be taking action and ensuring continuous hygiene practices at home or at work are up to scratch. During this time, no matter where you are in New Zealand, basic hygiene has never been more important. 

Basic hygiene measures include, good hand hygiene, cough and sneeze etiquette, avoiding touching your face, and ensuring surfaces are hygienically cleaned throughly and regularly.

Here are some of our top tips for staying safe:

  • Wash your hands with soap and water often (for at least 20 seconds) and dry thoroughly. Use an alcohol-based sanitiser and rub hands together if soap and water is unavailable.
  • Cough or sneeze into your elbow or cover your mouth and nose with tissues. Put them in a bin immediately.
  • Avoid touching your face, including your eyes, nose or mouth if your hands are not clean. Surfaces may have infectious droplets.
  • Clean surfaces regularly. This includes items frequently touch like door handles and phones.
  • Mask up. Wearing a face mask can reduce the risk of people who have COVID-19, spreading the virus to others. Some people with the virus feel well or have no obvious symptoms. A face mask can help stop infectious droplets spreading when they speak, laugh, cough or sneeze. This is referred to as ‘source control’.

If you are concerned about the health and safety of your work environment in these uncertain times, give our friendly and knowledgable team a call. We offer FREE site audits and can help you with the right products for any situation.