Handwashing and Hygiene



It is incredibly important that we all follow the government guidelines for washing hands and hygiene at the moment. Please talk to your children about the importance of this and follow the expectations below. We have put together a number of resources and videos to help you in explaining this to your children. When we do return to school we will be reinforcing this with the children, but please prepare them by following these videos and by practising washing hands in the meantime.




Washing Hands

We should all be washing our hands more often, especially:

  • when we get to work or arrive home
  • after we blow our nose, cough or sneeze
  • before we eat or handle food

You should wash your hands for 20 seconds, using soap and water or hand sanitiser.

You should also cough or sneeze into tissues before binning them.





Government link to support the teaching of handwashing

Latest government advice on handwashing- https://youtu.be/bQCP7waTRWU


Government suggested resources for children:




Newsround- How to wash your hands- 5th May





Pepper experiment- This experiment is an excellent way to explain to children the importance of using anti-bacterial hand gel when washing hands.




Handwashing songs for children:




Baby Shark hand washing video helps teach children how to do it ...

For little ones- watch this Baby Shark video to help with washing hands!



Handwashing tips- younger children- TES



https://www.nanogirllive.co.nz/coronavirus-soap-experiment- a helpful website for parents



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