When kids return to school, there will be “lots of hand-washing”

When kids return to school, there will be “lots of hand-washing”

Thoughts are now turning to keeping kids safe on return – and teaching them how to look after themselves

Children across a number of Scandinavian countries have begun a phased return to school, with other European nations being either about to return, or in advance stages of planning how to begin the process.

A very interesting article on the USA Today website presented a spot of “crystal ball gazing” from Erin Richards, where the demands being placed on educators across the globe will be very much focussed on providing a safe, secure education for children in this brave new world where everyone needs to co-exist with COVID-19.

It’s a reasonable thing to state that if everyone has learned one thing, it’s that washing your hands PROPERLY and at the right time is the number one priority for humanity. Period.

Which is why as part of the education process, kids should be taught not only how to wash their hands properly, they should be given the potentially life-saving opportunity to do it wherever and whenever they should.

In short, the most important lesson a child can learn. 

In the school of the very near future, the report states that social distancing and effective hand hygiene will be key factors for all educational establishments.

“In the absence of a vaccine for COVID-19, they know social distancing and hygiene will be important to limit spreading the virus” writes Richards.

What schools will look like when they reopen: Scheduled days home, more online learning, lots of hand-washing »


How to teach children effective hand washing techniques

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.

Hand washing – the most important lesson a child can learn!

Hand washing with soap and water is an essential lifelong skill. Here, children in your care can learn the ten simple steps that show how to wash hands effectively.