6 Hand Hygiene Tips To Remember When You’re Travelling


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Travelling can be stressful, especially if you’re not used to being on the go all the time. However, there are some things that you can do to stay healthy when you’re away from home—and one of them is hand hygiene. When you’re on a business trip or travelling for pleasure, it’s important to make sure your hands are clean at all times. This will help prevent the spread of viruses and bacteria that could make you sick while you’re away from home.

Wash your hands before eating

Be sure to wash your hands before eating.

Hand washing is the best way to prevent the spread of germs, but if you’re in a rush and don’t have access to soap and water, use a hand sanitizer instead. If you’re not near soap and water or a sink, don’t eat at all—even if that means delaying dinner for an hour until you get home. It’s better than getting sick!

Use hand sanitizer when you can’t wash your hands

If you can’t wash your hands, use hand sanitizer. Hand sanitizer is better than nothing, but it’s not a replacement for washing hands with soap and water. Hand sanitizers don’t kill all germs (like norovirus) and they don’t remove dirt or oil from your skin—which means that it can actually make you more susceptible to getting sick if you’re touching something that’s covered in germs or dirt on the go (like public transportation). However, if there aren’t any sinks available and using hand sanitizer is better than not using anything at all, go ahead!

Don’t cough or sneeze into your hand

In addition to washing your hands, it’s essential that you also avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth. This will help to prevent the spread of germs from person to person.

If you need to sneeze or cough, try using a tissue (or a sleeve) rather than your hands. If there are no tissues available and you must use your hands, make sure that they’re clean before doing so.

In addition to keeping yourself germ-free while travelling, it’s important not to touch other people—especially those who are sick or have recently been ill with flu or colds—and also not to touch surfaces like door handles and light switches as these can carry germs too!

Wash your hands regularly with clean water and soap

Wash your hands well with soap and water when you wake up in the morning and before bed at night. You should wash them as soon as possible after touching animals or petting zoos, eating foods that may have germs on them (like raw fruits or vegetables), blowing your nose, coughing or sneezing into the crook of your arm instead of into tissues or a handkerchief, blowing your nose and touching surfaces such as doorknobs and railings that may have germs on them.

As for drying your hands, avoid towels in public restrooms. Use only fast electric hand dryers. That way, you’ll eliminate bacteria and know that your hands are properly dried!

Avoid eating with your fingers

When you are travelling abroad and eating outside food, avoid using your hands at all costs. Be sure to use cutlery instead of eating directly from bowls or plates if possible. In addition, do not put any food in between fingers before putting it into the mouth as this can also lead to cross contamination of bacteria present on our skin with food particles being transferred into mouths resulting in illness and infections such as diarrhoea etc..

Use a paper towel instead of the door handle

Touching door handles, light switches, and other surfaces in public places can expose you to germs. Avoid touching your face or mouth until you’ve washed your hands after touching these surfaces.

What can bacteria on our hands cause?

Bacteria on our hands can cause illness in others. For example, if you don’t wash your hands after using the bathroom, you could pass on germs to other people by touching them or objects they touch. Germs also live in food that’s been handled by someone who didn’t wash their hands before preparing it.

Germs can spread through contact with other people (direct contact) or with objects that have been touched by someone who wasn’t careful about hand hygiene (indirect contact). When travelling overseas, it’s important to practice good hand hygiene because certain diseases are more common in some parts of the world than others.

The best advice, though, is always to remember to practice hand hygiene when you’re travelling—especially when you’re in an unfamiliar environment, or with significantly different standards of hygiene. By keeping your hands clean and avoiding physical contact with others when you can, you can avoid transmitting germs and keeping yourself safe and healthy. And that’s reason enough to wash up!


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