Workers Be Aware - Wash your Hands with Care

11 Mar 2020

Handwashing

Workers Be Aware – Wash your Hands with Care

COVID-19 (Coronavirus)

 

In the current public health emergency it is imperative that we all heed the public health advice and take the necessary steps to protect ourselves and our colleagues from the COVID-19 virus.

Regular handwashing is a key means of containment of this virus.  The following link opens a short video from the World Health Organisation which demonstrates the ‘fine art of handwashing’. https://youtu.be/3PmVJQUCm4E

We would draw your attention particularly to an article by Conor Pope in the Irish Times dated 10 March 2020 highlighting the pitfalls of poor handwashing.  https://www.irishtimes.com/news/health/coronavirus-pitfalls-of-poor-hand-washing-revealed-by-uv-light-1.4197876

We are asking all affiliate organisations to circulate this communication widely to all membership workplaces.

We are urging workers to wash their hands frequently to prevent the spread of COVID-19.

We can show our solidarity by following these simple guidelines.

Kind regards,

Patricia King

General Secretary