Wash your hands

Although it may seem obvious, washing your hands regularly and practicing good hand hygiene is one of the best ways to prevent viral transmission.

​You should wash your hands regularly with soap and water for at least 20 seconds​, making sure to wash your palms, the backs of your hands, and in between each finger. Soap can break down the sticky bond that causes viruses to stick to your skin, making it easier to scrub them away.

After washing, make sure to dry your hands thoroughly​. Consider using paper towel to protect your clean hands while you turn taps on and off, and if you need to open the door to the washroom.

If it is not practical to wash your hands, use alcohol-based hand cleanser throughout the day and especially when entering and exiting new spaces​.