Hygiene advice – Outbreak of novel coronavirus


Following the outbreak of of the novel coronavirus, which has spread internationally from its source in China, the Department of Health and Social Care, in conjunction with NHS England, have launched a UK wide public information campaign to advise the public on how to protect themselves and others by reducing the risk of spreading the virus.

The key advice is:

  • Always carry tissues with you and use them to catch your cough or sneeze
  • Bin the tissue, and to kill the germs, wash your hands with soap or sanitizer

Where regular hand washing facilities are not available, it is advised to use sanitizer gels and wipes.

mywipe STERiZAR® are available in handy packs of 12s and as individual sachets. The specially formulated wipes contain one of the fastest acting and most powerful germ killing properties available today.

STERiZAR® is effective within 30 seconds and can kill 99.999% of germs, yet developed to be kind to skin and suitable for both adults and children, providing a residual barrier onto the hands, which will continue to protect your skin for up to 6 hours and surfaces for up to 30 days.

If you have arrived back from China within the 14 days follow the specific advice for returning travellers If there’s a chance you could have coronavirus, contact NHS Direct by calling 111.


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