Hand washing vital to prevent the spread of viruses says Public Health Wales
A further three confirmed cases of hepatitis A have been reported in Wales – two of which were pupils at the Llangors Church in Wales Primary School and the Mes Bach Nursery, according to a recent report on the Wales Online website.
The article by Health Correspondent Mark Smith states that “dozens” of people linked with the schools are to be vaccinated against the virus.
“Hepatitis A spreads easily between young children who will often not have symptoms but can still transmit infection to other people” advises Smith, who writes that the vaccinations have been described as a “precautionary measure”.
Teach effective hand washing
Dr Christopher Johnson, consultant in health protection at Public Health Wales, emphasises in the article, the importance of effective hand washing, and why it’s crucial that adults demonstrate good techniques to children – and encourage them to use them.
“Good handwashing after using the toilet and before preparing or eating food is the best way to prevent the virus spreading.
“Children may pass the virus onto others without having symptoms so we are reminding parents to encourage good hand washing at all times.”
Free EYFS downloads for preschool, nursery
There is a number of PDF documents that will help to educate and entertain the children in your care: they all have a hand washing theme. They are free to use and distribute for everyone.
Teach hand washing to children – with a portable unit that goes anywhere they do!
Hand washing is the most important lesson a child can learn and acquiring it is an essential lifelong skill. A Kiddiwash Xtra or KiddiSynk portable hand washing sink can be positioned right next to the sand pit – helping to ensure that children dramatically reduce the risk of infection as they finish play.
The Kiddiwash range of warm water hand wash units are perfect for smaller hands – and are ideal where a portable solution is required.
Whether you require a larger wheeled unit such as the KiddiSynk, or the ultra portable Kiddiwash Xtra, you can ensure that all children in your care are able to wash their hands whether inside or out.