‘Clean your hands more thoroughly than usual’ call as schools return

‘Clean your hands more thoroughly than usual’ call as schools return

Hand washing really is “the most important lesson a child can learn”

Returning or first time pre-school and nursery children will be presented with a very different school environment as they start or return after the long Coronavirus-driven break. Five of the key ones were highlighted in a recent report on the Bournemouth Echo website.

They include new one-way systems and school layouts, signs and notices galore, floor stickers and direction arrows, possibly even perspex screens and heat screening cameras says the article.

But most of all, there will be a really vigorous and sustained approach to the teaching and implementation of hand washing.

“…children may also start to see the emergence of ‘washing stations’, essentially troughs with warm water and soap for them to wash their hands in before entering the building.”

A primary school in Cheshire, named as Hartford Manor Primary School and Nursery has already installed thirty seven of these hand wash stations.

The report also quoted Government Guidance for schools, which states that they MUST improve cleaning and hygiene levels, promote good respiratory hygiene with “catch it, bin it, kill it” and to “Clean people’s hands thoroughly more often than usual”.

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Portable hand wash units for children can be used both indoors and out

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.